[Python-au] Is Ajax the way forward?

Mike Dewhirst miked at dewhirst.com.au
Sun Aug 13 01:31:29 CEST 2006


Mike Dewhirst wrote:
> Steven Adams wrote:
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Dewhirst" 
>> <miked at dewhirst.com.au>
>>
>>> The research I have done and questions I have asked all seem to be 
>>> pointing me towards Javascript which responds to the [More] button by 
>>> writing the new line of form objects each time it is clicked.
>>>
>>> I'm not sure if this process fits under the Ajax banner or not. I've 
>>> just started looking at Mochikit in response to one suggestion.
>>
>> the javascript approach you outlined is how I would do it, I wouldn't 
>> say it really comes under the AJAX banner though, since there is no 
>> call made back to the server in the background (though an AJAX 
>> toolkit/set might have components that will do what you're after)
>>
>> Inserting via the DOM either creating and inserting nodes or setting 
>> the innerHTML (innerText?) directly. Will there be any postbacks 
>> besides the submit?
> 
> Steven
> 
> The short answer is no.
> 
> However, the original design was predicated on the limitations of CGI. 
> We were going to deal with scaling probably by using mod_python and a 
> standalone DBMS server. The current minimal improvement will be 
> collecting extra rows of data if the user wishes - as described. That 
> still doesn't invalidate the original design if we stick to the short 
> answer. I'm torn between yagni and painting myself into a corner.

Correction

I'm torn between yagni and painting myself into a corner by failing to 
bite the (probably) necessary Ajax bullet out of fear (of hard work) and 
ignorance (of how much work there is).

Mike
> 
> Mike
>>
>> Steven
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