[Dojo-interest] Dojo without dojo special tag attribs

Michał Zieliński zielun at gmail.com
Thu Aug 7 13:59:26 UTC 2008

Thanks Peter for all the info.
It seems to be enough for me to start and get into Dojo world, hopefully ;)

I used to work with jQuery which I fount very useful and easy to  quick
adoption. It`s just simple and powerfull.
To be honest, Zend Framework and its Dojo built-in component is the thing
why I decided to give dojo another chance. When I looked first at dojo
examples I fount it strange, ugly and complicated. That`s why I decided to
look for another js lib in the past. I wonder how many people react similar.

I like tidy html so I`m glad that you consider to extend docs with some
examples for guys like me ;)


Peter E Higgins-2 wrote:
> Michał Zieliński wrote:
>> Hi.
>> I`m new to Dojo and I`d like to play with it a bit more.
>> I like simplicity and don`t like mess in HTML code. Simple tags with ids
>> or
>> classes should be enough to write javascript stuff. Dojo needs some
>> special
>> atrribs in HTML tags. I read in manual that there is an option to use
>> Dojo
>> without this attribs. 
> Nope, the dojoType attribute is optional.
> <div dojoType="dijit.TitlePane" id="myTitlePane" 
> title="Wonderbar!">Content</div>
> can be expressed without the parser like:
> new dijit.TitlePane({ title:"Wonderbar" }, "myTitlePane");
> <div id="myTitlePane">Content</div>
>> Could you please tell me if the is any tutorial/article/note which
>> describes
>> more precisely how to achive clean HTML cooperates with Dojo?
>> It would be nice to have some examples.
> The first couple examples come to mind:
> http://higginsforpresident.net/2008/08/dojo-degradability/
> http://turtle.dojotoolkit.org/~dante/skewDemo/demo.html (mostly valid 
> html, new version is, but not published yet)
> http://turtle.dojotoolkit.org/~dante/dojo.moj.oe/mojo.html (same case, 
> just not published since update)
> It is an aim of the new doc system to provide more copy/pastable 
> programmatic examples. They currently exist as tests within the tests 
> with the dojoTypes, so they are hard to spot sometimes (they don't stand 
> out, because, well, they look like regular html ;) )
>> (I don`t want to start discussion on standards, W3C, DTD, Validation,
>> etc.
>> It is my way of coding, the less the better and please don`t argue with
>> this
>> ;))
> No worries ... We have to do a lot of testing, and know the dojoType 
> works ... it is TONS easier to offload the heavy lifting of creation 
> onto the dojo.parser when we get into repetitious use cases, "add 
> another example testing this tag", etc ...
>> Regards,
>> Mike
> Zend Framework offers dual declarative and programmatic options, and the 
> way they pull it off is actually quite clever ... I have been meaning to 
> write up a blog or something describing it, but the summary is:
> keep a global object hash of id->widget props, onLoad, use dojo.attr() 
> to decorate the nodes with the invalid tags, then run the parser 
> immediately after ... the code is like 3 lines:
> var dijitsInPage = [{ id:"foo", type:"dijit.TitlePane, title:"Hi!" }];
> dojo.forEach(dijitsInPage, function(comp){
>        var n = dojo.byId(comp['id']);
>        dojo.attr(n, comp);
> });
> dojo.parser.parse();
> Because validity one counts on initial page load ...
> Hope this helps,
> Regards,
> Peter Higgins
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