[dojo-contributors] mail demo!

sam foster potatosculptor at gmail.com
Mon Aug 20 11:44:22 EDT 2007

Do we have a name for the <script type="dojo/connect"> stuff? That
looks like a interesting technique, but it needs some documentation.
Likewise the Declaration. These both look like things I'd want to use,
but they are new ideas.

A walkthrough of the demo would be great - with callouts to specific
documentation where it exists. (and big ugly placeholders that spam
the committers every time the page is hit where it doesnt :)

I'd be glad to help put this together (the documentation/walkthrough that is)

I know people are also going to ask: how do I make that store
server-backed, in such a way that I can page through the list and not
download the data for my entire inbox at once to populate the store.
That seems to be dojo.data faq #1

Anyhow, nice work Bill.

On 8/18/07, Bill Keese <bill at dojotoolkit.org> wrote:
> I ported over the mail demo to 0.9 (well, Karl started the port and I
> took it from there):
> http://dojotoolkit.org/~bill/0.9/dijit/demos/mail.html
> It's a pretty good dojo.data demo/tutorial; all the data is accessed via
> dojo.data, and you can query messages based on folder (tag might be a
> better word) or by sender.
> It's using a sort-of poor man's FilteringTable based on Alex's example
> code, which is pretty cool and is a good demo of dojo.Declaration.
> The demoTable inlined widget and other parts of the mail test are good
> examples of how to specify callback code for a widget via the <script>
> tag (as a *child* of the widget).  Take a look.
> And of course there's a lot of room for improvement.  We should even be
> able to delete messages or add folders thanks to ItemFileWriteStore, but
> the table widget needs to be updated to respond to such events on the store.
> It's also uncovered a bunch of bugs which I'll be filing.  I encourage
> you to use it as a test case.
> Bill
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