Carl Bullard on 23 Aug 2011 04:51:19 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Need AJAX to Select an Item Ideas

Have you considered using jQuery?  (  Some of the
UI elements might be what you need.


On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 7:31 AM, Casey Bralla <> wrote:
> I'm writing a web-based project management application.  The user will be
> entering tasks and I would like to include dependancies in these tasks
> (eg: You can only screw in the new lightbulb after the old lightbulb has
> been removed, so don't schedule the new lightbulb task before the the
> removal task).
> Ideally, I'd like to be able to drag-n-drop tasks into their proper order,
> but think this would be too hard for me to code (I'm very weak on
> javascript).  The next best thing I thought of was to have the user select
> a task, then select the dependant task.   Then a pop-up window would
> appear that would allow the user to establish the relationship between the
> tasks (start-to-start, or start-to-finish, etc).
> I've also thought of simply using check marks to select the tasks, but
> this seems like it would be very clunky.  Of course, ease of use is a
> critical requirement.
> The number of tasks for any one project probably will not exceed a dozen
> or 2, so I think that will help keep the system managable.
> Can anyone point me to a good example of using javascript to select an
> item on a web page?
> Does anybody have any suggestions for how to approach this?
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