Ajax library

Christoph Baudson christoph.baudson at ccgis.de
Wed Oct 25 06:21:25 EDT 2006

Hi there,

some functions in Mapbender would truly benefit from an AJAX engine.

By now, everthing AJAX-like in Mapbender works with IFrames, which is 
similar, but not as convenient as AJAX, so the architecture of Mapbender 
suffers from the lack of an AJAX-library (more modules with hard to 
follow code, and dependency on frames).

So we should try to start a discussion about AJAX-libraries that are 
suitable for Mapbender. I'm still in the process of understanding the 
impact of AJAX on our project, so any input is welcome.

I found a nice AJAX tutorial (unfortunately in german language only) at 

There are lots of AJAX frameworks like Sarissa, SAJAX, Prototype, JQuery 
and lots more. Sarissa (http://sourceforge.net/projects/sarissa/) is 
more a framework XML-handling and is used in Mapbuilder. I have no idea 
about SAJAX (http://www.modernmethod.com/sajax/) or Prototype, so far I 
have played a little with JQuery (http://www.jquery.com) which is very 
easy to use and simplifies JS code a lot.

If anyone would like to contribute to this discussion I would be more 
than happy.

Thanks, Christoph

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