AJAX toolkit selection criteria

Antranig Basman antranig at caret.cam.ac.uk
Wed Apr 4 18:09:06 UTC 2007

Anastasia Cheetham wrote:
> We're currently considering four AJAX toolkits (Dojo, Prototype, YUI
> and Mochikit), and this morning, we discussed possible criteria for
> selecting which one the Fluid project will work with. What follows
> are the criteria we discussed. We'd appreciate any comments,
> thoughts, additions, etc.

Are we disqualifying JQuery out of the gate then? If there was one
of the 5 I would have bashed it would have probably been Mochikit, 
closely followed by Prototype, on the grounds of their poor outlook
for interoperability (Mochikit dumps stuff in the global namespace,
Prototype modifies Array.prototype)


A mitigating factor for Array.prototype is that I believe the 
programming technique it breaks (for x in Array) is actually broken
anyway, since I have frequently seen it fail on unmodified IE


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