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T.J. Crowder

Add 'context' parameter to ajax options

Reported by T.J. Crowder | April 11th, 2010 @ 09:57 AM

I know there's a major revision of the ajax stuff coming, Tobie's mentioned it a couple of times, and I expect this will probably be covered by that -- but just in case/for tracking purposes:

Let's add a context parameter to the ajax options which, when supplied, is used when calling the callbacks. This eliminates the need for generating functions on-the-fly (e.g., via Function#bind) for a common use-case (callback to a function where we want to specify the context).

I added this to a wrapper I use in some of my apps that does several app-specific things a few months back, and I've been struck by how this aspect improves usability.

I'd be happy to create a patch to 1.7's Ajax classes if the core team would like me to, either to slip into 1.7 (although now that an RC is out, I figure you're not adding new features -- it's small in both impact and code, though) or just as a starting point. But with the redesign imminent, I wondered if it would be wasted effort. (I hadn't realized 1.7 was going to come out without the redesign, or I'd've tried to contribute it to that earlier.)

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