AJAX toolkit selection criteria
colin.clark at utoronto.ca
Wed Apr 4 21:35:18 UTC 2007
On 4-Apr-07, at 2:21 PM, Antranig Basman wrote:
> The need for a lot of the event frameworks would seem to be
> considerably mitigated by use of a more closure-based programming
> style - that is, having ones handlers be simple null-arg functions
> which instead of relying on "this" have all of their relevant
> context closed over already.
> Are there any other aspects of event handling that we think could
> usefully be abstracted? So far I do not seem to have run into any
> of these requirements yet in the RSF widgets I have built so far,
> which just use the standard DOM events - they are many of them
> admittedly quite simple things.
This is an interesting point, and I will admit that I don't have the
experience to know if the various event systems in current toolkits
are actually valuable. Most of them seem to provide some event
support beyond the standard DOM events. Perhaps we shouldn't consider
this a particularly important criteria, then? Does anyone have any
opinions about the event model in Dojo or other toolkits?
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