[Wellington-pm] AJAX and Catalyst.pm

Grant McLean grant at mclean.net.nz
Wed Oct 29 17:00:25 PDT 2008

Hi Dave

On Thu, 2008-10-30 at 12:43 +1300, Dave Moskovitz wrote:
> One of my clients has asked me to add some AJAX eye-candy to a Catalyst.pm 
> app ... does anyone have good success stories with any particular framework 
> (eg Dojo, Prototype, ExtJS, etc) ?

I have used Prototype and was quite happy until my code didn't work in
new browsers (FF3 maybe IE8).  This happened because Prototype was
polluting global namespaces to add methods to all elements/objects.
Some of these method names ended up colliding with new DOM methods which
didn't do exactly what the Prototype methods did.  The 'fix' would have
been to upgrade to the latest Prototype but apart from the fact that I
had to update my code for renamed methods, other bits of the API had
changed as well in more subtle ways and I never managed to make it work.

More recently I have been using JQuery because smart people say it's
good and it doesn't have the namespace pollution problems of Prototype.
I've only done small things with JQuery so far but they've all worked.


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