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From "Grant Smith" <work.gr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: MyFaces AJAX commons?
Date Fri, 03 Aug 2007 17:02:15 GMT
I think this would be a great idea. From what I've seen, the new trinidad
ajax code would be the best place to start.

On 8/3/07, Andrew Robinson <andrew.rw.robinson@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Related to the email I just sent asking about A4J and Trinidad, I am
> wondering if there is an opening for a new MyFaces project. MyFaces
> has no standard AJAX support. Sandbox fairly recently got some ppr
> functionality and Trinidad has its own. It would be really nice to see
> one common library for AJAX for myfaces.
>
> The idea would be to have MyFaces AJAX. Then Trinidad, Tobago,
> Tomahawk (and sandbox), and any new component libraries could leverage
> this AJAX library. If done in a very abstracted way (interfaces,
> factories, etc.), this library could even be more like the commons
> logging project, meaning that it could use another technology under
> the hood just like commons logging supports log4j as well as java
> logging.
>
> The reason I'd love to see this is so that people could use a
> combination of MyFaces component libraries and have them all work
> together. There may even be room for using A4J or even ICEFaces under
> the hood if done right, so that all these libraries can be compatible.
>
> I know this is a tricky area and hard to solidify one API that we can
> agree on, but I think I would be a great step. It would be nice to be
> able, as a tomahawk committer to write controls that would be AJAX'd
> and work with Trinidad if someone wanted to use that library as well
> for example.
>
> If people think it is a good idea, we could start by moving code from
> Trinidad for example.
>
> Opinions?
>
> -Andrew
>



-- 
Grant Smith

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