Drag and drop errors with Dojo

Antranig Basman antranig at caret.cam.ac.uk
Wed Jun 27 20:34:48 UTC 2007

Initial investigation is seeming to reveal that Dojo's drag and drop
implementation is so ill-conceived as to be fundamentally unusable
(sorry for the strong language, I tend to think in absolutes :)
It appears to have no understanding of the fundamental event model
that causes an event capture when a drag operation is initiated.

We might try to bang on this for a while to patch it up.

In the meantime I leave the following links for general amusement...

1. "Leaky abstractions in Javascript"

2. A highly impressive demo that shows drag and drop between multiple
targets, in a highly configurable way, that works in every browser
back to the beginning of time


Doesn't look like this is really "maintained" or has been folded
into any of the major frameworks...  it does come with a good set
of jsUnit tests though.

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