[development] Incremental filter for the permissions page

Dmitri Gaskin dmitrig01 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 05:00:58 UTC 2009

On Feb 16, 2009, at 7:56 PM, Henrique Recidive wrote:

> 2009/2/16 Dmitri Gaskin <dmitrig01 at gmail.com>:
>> Hello Development,
>> I've been working on a patch that incrementally filters the  
>> permission page
>> - patch at http://drupal.org/node/229193 and demo at
>> http://dmitrizone.com/229193.mov.
>> The patch is pretty much ready to be reviewed, except for the fact  
>> that
>> webchick has an issue with how it degrades.
>> Currently, without JavaScript, the textfield for searching simply  
>> isn't
>> there, and you can't use the incremental filter.
>> Webchick would like it to be degradable. The issue with this is  
>> that we
>> already have a 100-line search algorithm for searching in HTML, and  
>> we'd
>> need another 150 or so search algorithm to do it server side, which  
>> would
>> actually be quite different.
>> CHX has an argument against needing a degradable version at
>> http://drupal.org/node/229193#comment-1260194:
>> "I think this is fine with working only if JavaScript is there.  
>> Drupal works
>> without JavaScript but with reduced functionality already. You can  
>> not
>> resize a textarea without JS for example. Autocomplete does not  
>> work. This
>> piece is similar."
> In this case, degradable means that the form is not useless without
> JavaScript, and it surely is not.
> What I would like to see there is a reusable component, which other
> core and contrib modules could use.

That'd currently done.

> It would basically allow you to set jQuery selectors for "what to
> search" and "what to hide".

You have to do a bit more work than that but not much. I'm going to  
implement it for the modules page next, but that's going to be after  
this goes in.

> Henrique
>> What do you guys think?
>> Dmitri

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