[dojo-contributors] dijit.Tree assumes datastore implements Identity API

Bill Keese bill at dojotoolkit.org
Tue Aug 21 17:35:25 EDT 2007


Brian Douglas Skinner wrote:
>>if you do some query like
>>
>> getData.php?attr1=foo
>>
>> and then it returns a list of item without id's, you're stuck.  
>> I'm not sure if that would ever happen in real life though?
> 
> I see.  Thanks for the explanation.
> 
> Even in that case, couldn't the datastore still assign unique id's to 
> the items if it really wanted to?  The unique id could be a compound key 
> with two parts, like "xyz-267", where "xyz" is a unique identifier for 
> the query that was sent to the server, and "267" is the index of the 
> item in the result set returned by the server?

That's a bit too unique.  Two separate queries might return the same 
item but with different id's.



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