Friday, September 28th, 2007

DOMAssistant 2.0 released. Adds chainability, Ajax, and more

Category: Ajax, Library

<p>The folks at 456 bereastreet are reporting about the newest release of Robert Nyman’s DOM Assistant.

In case you aren’t aware of DOM Assistant:

DOMAssistant is plainly an extremely efficient way to work tightly on conjunction with the DOM without worrying about web browser caveats and inconsistencies. No matter what you do, you will always get back a proper reference to the actual DOM element, or an array of references to DOM elements. This means that you can use DOMAssistant for the tasks you want to, and then just hook in your own scripts or other JavaScript libraries wherever and whenever you want to.

DOM Assistant v2.0 now includes several new features which should appeal to those looking for robust functionality in an extremely lightweight library:

  • Chainability
  • Basic Ajax capabilities
  • New DOMReady() method to better identify when the DOM is fully loaded
  • XPath support

If you’re looking for a tiny alternative to the slew of JS libs out there, then DOMAssistant might be right up your alley. You can find more details about DOMAssistant via the library’s website.

Posted by Rey Bango at 9:51 am
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At a first glance this is a reinvented wheel. What advantages are offered by this library over the other bigger “small libraries”?

Comment by Adrian Miu — September 28, 2007

At a first glance this is a reinvented wheel. What advantages are offered by this library over the other bigger “small libraries”?

Comment by Adrian Miu — September 28, 2007

I can hardly think of a use for this over jQeury for example..
Instead of wasting your time on developing something already been written so many times before, why don’t you join some already existing group and contribute to theirs ?

seems more smart way to contribute to the community to me.

Comment by vsync — September 29, 2007

This library has fewer features than jQuery which makes its download size smaller. Some people who don’t need all the features of jQuery might prefer this one.

Comment by Jordan — September 29, 2007

maybe, but jQuery “Minified and Gzipped” is 14k !!
its not worth the development time and effort dude!
its not the 90′s anymore, whats 14k, 25k, 50k JS file?
its nothing. less than 65k by my standards means small (for a library).

Comment by Vsync — September 30, 2007

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