[development] Activeselect - AJAX select boxes

Jeremy Epstein jazepstein at gmail.com
Thu Mar 16 13:19:42 UTC 2006

On 3/16/06, Moshe Weitzman <weitzman at tejasa.com> wrote:
> yes, this sounds like a terrific addition. Please share some demo URLs once
> they arise ... I'm curious how you implement choice checking when the forms
> are constantly changing on the client side. I imagine you are implementing
> the DANGEROUS_SKIP flag.

No, actually I wasn't aware of that flag (but I am now - thanks!). At
the moment, choice checking is no different to that for a regular
select element, as the category module implementation puts all
possible options into the element on the server side. The AJAX then
(effectively) simply removes a whole bunch of these options. But maybe
implementing this flag, and using more intelligent validation, could
be a possible improvement... then again, maybe the way it is now is
about as good as it can get (since the current method degrades well
without JS).

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