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Wow, do I hate web browser programming.

By Andrew Pollack on 09/25/2006 at 03:33 PM EDT

I spent the better part of two days now, building a framework in which the next generation of a key website will run. It doesn't actually DO anything yet. The framework provides all the underlying functionality to provide a tabbed interface, and "ajax" based interaction between the multiple form objects and back end data.

So when I say it doesn't do anything yet, I mean the tabs work and they change the displayed things as you'd expect -- but there's nothing on them. The ajax backend code works, and can connect to the server, push or pull data, and redisplay the data on screen as needed.

Of course, when you build like this, you have to be ready to handle session timeouts, so your ajax code has to know what to do when a login request instead of data comes back from the server. You've got to handle array parsing and so on.

That's it. That's 2 solid days of coding. Hopefully, now I can use this toolkit to build the rest of the site in a few hours.

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My own thoughts on this are...By Brian Green on 09/25/2006 at 08:04 PM EDT
I'm using the Tabber JS library for tabbed web pages. I use one Subform in
Domino for each tab, and then compute the content inside each tab. It's not
AJAX, but it does build a nifty tabbed interface.

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