[aida] Ajax action handlers

Janko Mivšek janko.mivsek at eranova.si
Thu Jan 29 18:45:27 CET 2009

Hi Nico,

nico pravi:

> With a colleague we have tweaked Aida to handle (ajax or not) actions in
> WebComponent. We do it with an unique action id in the html page, each
> id corresponding to an action (a block closure actually). All id/action
> association is registered in a context object, itself stored in a
> special session class, subclass of WebSession.

In WebSession we have #userValues  dynamic value for any extensions.
Well, maybe would be better to rename to #other?

> This mechanism works very well, and we have this way standalone
> components. We use this to build a commercial CMS based on Scribo.ž

I hope you'll show us to copy it to base Aida too :)


> Le mardi 27 janvier 2009 à 16:39 +0100, Janko Mivšek a écrit :
>> But introduction of action methods to WebComponents, that's something
>> worth looking at. Ok, then there will be a problem of double
>> implementation of essentially the same in apps and components, but
>> this
>> could be resolved later. What I'd like to add soon is form posting
>> from
>> standalone components, Ajax style. We can achieve a lot just with
>> that!
>> Your example bellow also shows the problem of parameter passing via
>> Ajax
>> requests. So far only strings are supported and you need to compose
>> and
>> decomose them manually. General object passing would be nice of
>> course,
>> by value or maybe even by reference?
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