Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

AjaxAC: Open-source PHP framework for Ajax

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Library, PHP

The basic idea behind AjaxAC is that you create an AjaxAC application, which in itself contains a number of action handlers and event handlers. An application in this context might mean an entire web site powered by Ajax, or it could mean a subset of a form.

View the CountryRegionCity example, which uses Ajax to narrow down subselects.

Features

  • All application code is self-contained in a single class (plus any additional JavaScript libraries)
  • Calling PHP file / HTML page is very clean. All that is required is creating of the application class, then referencing the application JavaScript and attaching any required HTML elements to the application.
  • Built in functionality for easily handling JavaScript events
  • Built in functionality for creating subrequests and handling them
  • Allows for custom configuration values, so certain elements can be set at run time
  • No messy JavaScript code clogging up the calling HTML code – all events are dynamically attached
  • Easy to integrate with templating engine due two above 2 reasons
  • Easy to hook in to existing PHP classes or MySQL database for returning data from subrequests
  • Extensible widget structure to be able to easily create further JavaScript objects (this needs a bit of work though)

AjaxAC home page

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