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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: [v2] AJAX in views?
Date Wed, 19 Oct 2005 10:09:45 GMT
Thorsten Scherler wrote:
> El miĆ©, 19-10-2005 a las 09:52 +0100, Ross Gardler escribiĆ³:
>>Thorsten Scherler wrote:
>>>Hi all,
>>>lately I worked with AJAX and would like to support v2 with AJAX
>>What is the use case?
> ATM no actual use case, but we can use it in e.g. the search contract
> and enable the google suggestions
> AJAX in general is really
> useful and I have tons of ideas around it. ;-)

I see it is exciting - but I'd rather finish what we started first (I 
just mean I don't have the time for that, but if you do, OK).

>>It seems to me that with this Forrest would be moving a long way from a 
>>publishing framework and becoming more like Cocoon itself, an 
>>application framework. But maybe I'm just bind to the use case.
> Hmm, IMO no. contracts are extra-content and/or extra-functionality.
> AJAX is just a way to update parts of the site on user interaction
> without having to reload the whole site.

OK, got that - good idea.

>>>There is a ajax-block in cocoon, which is the best way to incorporate
>>>this in existing structurer?
>>We need Forms to be working first. 
> Why do you think so? 
> Forms depend on AJAX (not the other way around, have a look at

Really! My mistake then.

>>>Or is it better to create a new plugin?
>>If we make Forrest a Cocoon block then we get to use the Ajax block 
>>however we want.
> Actually AJAX support is just linking a couple of jscripts by default in
> the view. Thinking about it the easiest way is to write a contract for
> that. 

Off you go then, I expect to see a cool demo tomorrow morning ;-)


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