[Phpmyadmin-devel] AjaxEnable directive

Rouslan Placella rouslan at placella.com
Mon Jun 18 23:48:25 CEST 2012

On 18/06/12 22:25, Rouslan Placella wrote:
> On 18/06/12 20:16, Marc Delisle wrote:
>> Le 2012-06-18 13:55, Dieter Adriaenssens a écrit :
>>> 2012/6/18 Rouslan Placella<rouslan at placella.com>:
>>>> Hi Dieter,
>>>> as I just wrote in my blog post, I'm considering dropping the
>>>> $cfg['AjaxEnable'] directive as in my opinion it will considerably
>>>> complicate the processing of some pages and doesn't seem to any real
>>>> benefits. Your thoughts on this appreciated.
>>> Hi Rouslan,
>>> As we're dropping non-JS mode in PMA 4.0, I'm inclined to agree to
>>> remove the AjaxEnable config option. But I think this is a decission
>>> that has to be made by the team. What do you think, guys?
>> Some users wrote in the lists/forum to tell us that they prefer to
>> disable Ajax, mostly because they don't like "popups"; examples:
>> https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=3528204&group_id=23067&atid=377411
> I have to agree that some jQueryUI dialogs aren't necessary. For
> example: create table, add column, change column, insert into table,
> etc. I am planning to remove the custom ajaxifications of these and any
> other similar features in my branch. Then these pages will be simply
> processed by a generic page handler on the client side, which I'm
> currently working on.
>> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.php.phpmyadmin.devel/7783/match=ajax
> In this post, the use of the Back button came up as the reason for
> disabling ajax. I think this won't be much of a problem in 4.0 as I will
> implement microhistory in jQuery as described in my proposal.
>>> Do you have an idea what would be more work : removing the AjaxEnable
>>> and AJAX-ifying some necessary functionality; or keeping the
>>> AjaxEnable option and having to rewrite code for two modes?
> Keeping AjaxEnable would be way more work as far as I can see.

By the way, the non ajax versions of some functionalities have 
previously been deliberately dropped in current master. Examples are the 
enum editor and the gis data editor.

>>> Also, how will AJAX-ifying some functionality impact your schedule? Do
>>> you plan to do it during GSoC or can it be done afterwards?
> There isn't much missing there, a few days of work I think.
> Bye,
> Rouslan
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