[Wellington-pm] AJAX and Catalyst.pm

Martyn Smith martyn at catalyst.net.nz
Wed Oct 29 17:15:38 PDT 2008

I also vote for jQuery :-)

It is really well documented at jquery.com, and I believe has a fancy UI
layer that provides lots of nifty effects.

Additionally it has a nice simple plugin API, and many people have written
plugins to do all sorts of things (chances are the thing you want to do
already exists as a plugin) :-)

On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 01:00:25PM +1300, Grant McLean wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers
> Grant
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Martyn Smith

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