Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#3559 closed (wontfix)

Should have official simple AJAX documentation

Reported by: Simon G. <dev@…> Owned by: nobody
Component: Documentation Version: master
Severity: Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Design decision needed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: UI/UX:


I've seen all the reasons why Django doesn't have a plug-n-play javascript framework, and agree. However, this appears to give Django some sort of anti-javascript/AJAX reputation and drives people away from Django (see e.g. does Django have an AJAX plan?). Given that this sort of thing is a web2.0ey buzzword, I can see this being used as a deciding factor in Dilbert-esque management meetings.

Whilst there are good reasons not to tie into a specific framework (e.g. Ubernostrums infamous post), there is plenty that Django does to make it easy to do AJAX-y things.

This should be documented fairly briefly, but *prominently* to correct these misconceptions, and can incorporate info from/link to the many wiki pages (e.g. XML-RPC) or blog posts (e.g. another b-list post) where people can find more information.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Simon G. <dev@…>

Triage Stage: UnreviewedDesign decision needed

Just to clarify a bit - I'm not saying that we should implement a javascript framework, or write an ajax-and-django tutorial, but more answer this as a sort of FAQ, by justifying why we don't incorporate a framework, mention why this isn't an issue, direct the reader to the serialisers docs, and whatever collection of tutorials we can find that others have written.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by Simon G. <dev@…>

Triage Stage: Design decision neededUnreviewed

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by Chris Beaven

Triage Stage: UnreviewedDesign decision needed

Sounds good, what does core think?

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by James Bennett

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

I guess I don't see much point to this because it's not really Django-specific; Django's agnosticism means that you just write what you'd write anyway.

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