Eric at on 23 Aug 2011 05:22:54 -0700

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

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+1 for jQuery.

You still need to know JavaScript but "the jQuery way" is _much_ easier.


On 08/23/2011 07:51 AM, Carl Bullard wrote:
> Have you considered using jQuery?  (  Some of the
> UI elements might be what you need.
> Carl
> 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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