[development] Ajax suggestions for an SoC student
dopry at thing.net
Tue Apr 18 21:47:49 UTC 2006
On Tue, 2006-04-18 at 15:33 -0400, Steve Dondley wrote:
> I know a University of Massachusetts student who is very interested in
> putting his interest in Ajax to work for the Drupal SoC program. His
> basic project idea is to use Ajax to lower bandwidth and minimize whoe
> page generations.
> For example, the vote.moduel displays a poll in a block and the user
> makes a selection and clicks on "Vote." It's overkill to make a visit
> to index.php to regenrate an entire page simply to display the poll
> results when they could get redisplayed in the block with Ajax. There
> are probably dozens of other examples like this.
> So this is not "ajax for ajax sake." It will help reduce server load.
> I'd like to help find a mentor for the student, someone who knows more
> about Ajax than I do and who can help him think up concrete ideas for
> using Ajax with Drupal to minimize server load to put into a proposal.
> Please email me and I'll put you in touch with him.
I'm not sure how much help I can be with the client side ajax part, but
I have wanted to see this kind of interface. It could give drupal a real
desktop feel. I was thinking of doing it with an xmlrpc module that
fetches page elements such as blocks, and nodes. I was thinking in the
way of micro content driven things like tiddly wiki.
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