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Archive for December 2007

Yesterday, I just tried to learn how to use JQuery with Ext in case of need for future sideline projects. It is not that easy at first however, because, to understand the integration better, you still have to understand how ExtJS runs and how to start coding ExtJS for your projects.

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I was doing this web report, and I thought of improving its user interface design, so I decided to use jquery ajax tabs UI.

But because the ajax-ed content is very large, the tab, when clicked, looks like this in Firefox:

ajax content caching

AFAIK, Firefox does not cache ajax content, which is contrary to what Internet Explorer does.

I just want to share additional info regarding the ajax tabs:

everytime you select the tab with ajax content, the tab starts to process ajax. Meaning,

even when not necessary, the ajax still runs. That sucks, huh!? 😦

I overlooked that in the JQuery Tabs options params, you can set the ajax cache to true and the ajax won’t run everytime you click on the tab.
(Source: JQuery Ajax Tabs )
Code:   $(‘.selector’).tabs({ cache: true });
$(‘.selector’).tabs({ ajaxOptions: { async: false } });

First of all, before I say out loud my own comments regarding the event by PHPUGPH held last Saturday, December 1, 2007, I want to clarify that I am not siding with anyone on this matter. I think that both sides have equal strong points so I say they both win in their own arguments. Read the rest of this entry »