Drag and drop errors with Dojo

Aaron Zeckoski aaronz at vt.edu
Wed Jun 27 21:00:43 UTC 2007

Agree with Antranig on his assessment of the tool-man code. It looks
really solid. There are a few namespace issues but that is easy enough
to deal with. We should think about integrating his code possibly.


On 6/27/07, Antranig Basman <antranig at caret.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> 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"
> http://simonwillison.net/2006/Jun/26/libraries/
> 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
> http://tool-man.org/examples/
> 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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Aaron Zeckoski (aaronz at vt.edu)
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