Renderer demo: Code review, please?
a.cheetham at utoronto.ca
Fri Sep 25 18:30:38 UTC 2009
As discussed, I've been working on a Renderer demo for the portal.
I've got something that basically works (though it's hideously ugly at
this point - I'll throw in some FSS to make it beautiful). It's in the
Given that the purpose of the demo is to illustrate some of the 'best
practices' for working with the demo, I'd appreciate it if someone
could look over the code and check whether or not I'm actually using
any of the 'best practices' :-)
As Colin mention, I've tried to show
* Using cutpoints, not IDs in the markup
* Programmatic tree generation using fluid.transform
* A blend of data-bound and literal values
and to use
* UIBound for plain text
* UIContainer for repetitions
* UISelect for a drop down, checkboxes, or radio buttons
I also used fluid.explodeSelectionToInputs for a couple of chunks of
the tree, and I thought I'd put in a few more 'plain text' things. I
also plan to add lots comments explaining what things are doing (I
just thought I'd make sure I'm doing things right before I explain
Regarding cutpoints: what is the 'right' way to use cutpoints? I'm
essentially hard-coding them, but that doesn't seem like a 'best
I'd also appreciate comments on my use of the ChangeApplier to trigger
the display of the changed model - will that complicate things?
Finally: Does anyone know an easy way to pretty-print a JSON object?
I'm looking around, but not finding any help.
Anastasia Cheetham a.cheetham at utoronto.ca
Interface Developer, Fluid Project http://fluidproject.org
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre / University of Toronto
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