[Omaha.pm] Fishing for GUI ideas...

Jay Hannah jay at jays.net
Wed Dec 3 05:35:41 PST 2008

On Dec 3, 2008, at 7:25 AM, Todd Christopher Hamilton wrote:
> xml is a great idea. I agree it might be to much to render but...what
> if you approached it like a large table.  the million row table
> problem has (AFAICT) has been solved with the concept of pageing.
> paging like displaying only 50 rows of you million row table.

Yes. Our tool pages every 500 bases:

    click demo

> what if you took a similar approach with your svg? each zoom level
> displays only what you need.  new zoom requests (ajax) make a new
> query in the background.

A circular SVG render might be neat for a single top-level overview  
of landmarks in the million bases, but any zoom level being circular  
or graphical would add nothing useful to the GUI.


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