Completely OT

Victor Subervi victorsubervi at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 18:49:09 CET 2009


On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 1:39 PM, inhahe <inhahe at gmail.com> wrote:

> i'm pretty new to javascript programming, but i'm pretty sure you just
> need ajax, which AFAIK is a highly technical way of saying "using
> javascript in a way that makes web pages interactive"
> JSON afaik is a way of data to and from the server that allows for
> lists and more variable types and such, but also requires the user
> download a third-party js file that implements JSON.  i don't think
> you'd technically need JSON, because you could simply send the server
> a string of all the colors selected delimited by a space or | or
> something.
> javascript also probably has inherent functions for generating xml,
> considering that the object you use to communicate with the server is
> an xmlhttprequst. but i think xml might be overkill in this case.
>
> the javascript would populate the list for the colors the user selects
> (the easiest way would probably be to give the list an id and use
> getElementByID()), and then when he's done it would create an
> xmlhttprequest object to send the data to the server.
>

If I'm not mistaken, that won't help me actually print to screen the user's
choices as he selects them, which in my application, is important. Please
advise.
TIA,
V

>
> On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 7:26 AM, Victor Subervi <victorsubervi at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi;
> > I need a recommendation. I want to print out data like this:
> >
> > <td bgcolor='blue'><a href='???'>blue</a></td>
> > <td bgcolor='red'><a href='???'>red</a></td>
> >
> > and enable the user to select the various colors he wants to add to a
> list
> > that would populate itself on the same page where the selections are, and
> > then, once he's selected all the colors he wants, click to add them all
> at
> > once to a table in a database, and move on to the next page. I believe
> this
> > is achieved through JSON and AJAX; however, I haven't been able to google
> > any demonstrations of this sort. Am I correct, or should I use some other
> > sort of technology?
> > TIA,
> > Victor
> >
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> >
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