Monday, September 12th, 2005

Prototype LiveGrid now comes with XSLT

Category: Component, Library, LiveSearch, Prototype

Chris van de Steeg has upgraded his fork of LiveGrid so that it has xslt support and improved scrolling.

Full Feature List

  • We can still produce any HTML, in stead of fixed table-rows
  • We now have XSLT support!!! I’m really happy with this one. It allows to have
    any xml source as dataset for the grid. Just before it gets placed into the grid for viewing, you can do some xslt magic on it. Just have a look at the source of the yahoo demo to see how it works. This demo will take the literal html of the yahoo-api and gets parsed by our own xslt.
  • Auto-size. the livegrid can automatically do calculations and resizing if the grid is empty on forehand. This way your HTML page doesn’t need to know the exact row-size that will be returned by the
  • Instead of keeping a set of rows in the buffer, we keep the xml-source in the buffer, and any newly loaded source is merged with the first one. For merging that is not-standard, you can specify an xpath to select the rows that should be buffered & used for display.
  • And ofcourse, last but not least, the reason why I started the fork in the first place: the scrollwheel support!

Source and Downloads


Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:21 am

3.8 rating from 8 votes


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Looks nice, but why is it a fork? Why don’t these talented people work together on a single, better code base?

Comment by Sylvain Wallez — September 12, 2005

I agree, why the fork? I am sure openRico is headed the same direction…

Comment by jeff — September 12, 2005

It’s a fork since I don’t have time to wait for openRico to approve and look over my code. I need the grid for a project and I needed/wanted the improvements. I do hope that the guys from Rico will adopt the code though…. couldn’t think of any reason why not also :)

Comment by Chris van de Steeg — September 13, 2005

Good Job Chris;

I am working on implementing SHIFT+row select; / CTRL+Select; any ideas on this?


Comment by Satish — October 23, 2006

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