[Mapbender-dev] motion: establish jQuery as default Javascript library

Marc Jansen jansen.marc at gmx.de
Thu Apr 5 07:52:24 EDT 2007

Hi list,

that's +1 from me.

-- Marc

Uli Rothstein (WhereGroup) schrieb:
> Hi all,
> I think we need jQuery to implement features with more look & feel and 
> if it's not possible to use a wrapper (as we use it for Ajax), we 
> should use jQuery as a default library in mapbender.
> So I second the motion.
> best regards
> Uli
> Christoph Baudson (WhereGroup) schrieb:
>> In yesterday's IRC meeting 
>> (http://logs.qgis.org/mapbender/%23mapbender.2007-04-02.log) we 
>> discussed the usage of jQuery as a default JavaScript library.
>> At the moment we're trying to solve an interface problem with a 
>> drag-and-drop approach. With jQuery it took merely 15 lines to 
>> implement. In the future we are planning to enhance the usability 
>> with features like this, so that Mapbender has more of an application 
>> feel (and not a website feel)...is that what you meant by 
>> clickeridoo, seven? :-) jQuery might be very helpful.
>> The most important question are: Do we need a wrapper? Is it possible 
>> to implement a wrapper? I propose we can't and don't need to.
>> Pro's of jQuery are
>> - high level of abstraction; implementation of complex things is easy
>> - jQuery seems to be stable; it seems to be widely used
>> - we already use it for AJAX and are therefore used to it
>> Con's are
>> - depending on a single library might not be a good idea if you don't 
>> use a wrapper
>> Someone has to second this motion, then the voting process begins. 
>> All developers (everyone) are allowed to vote.
>> Christoph
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