[development] Activeselect - AJAX select boxes

Darrel O'Pry dopry at thing.net
Thu Mar 16 18:15:45 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-03-17 at 00:19 +1100, Jeremy Epstein wrote:
> 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).
> Please see the API.txt file for details on this issue.
> Jaza.

ooh, ooh, ooh it degrades!! I was trying to figure that out in 4.6, but
was having trouble... Dude you rock.

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