[sf-perl] OffTopic: Any JavaScript programmers here?

Rich Morin rdm at cfcl.com
Sat Jul 5 13:15:43 PDT 2008

At 07:45 -0700 7/5/08, David Scott wrote:
> You have to  back off and ask yourself, why do you need a sorted
> list in the first place?  Aren't the list items coming to you
> from some source, like a database query? ...

Good questions.  Here are two responses:

  *  In this case, the list is being generated by TWiki, a web
     templating system and CMS, thinly disguised as a wiki.  It
     may be possible to get TWiki to re-order a given list, but
     it's not as flexible as executable code might be.

  *  More generally, going back to the server and asking for a
     page refresh takes longer than running JS locally.  Given
     that Vicki wants responsive, interactive control of the
     sort order, JS seems to be the only game in town.

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