Dear Alex, can you give some more explanation on what you think is the
answer? An what kind of onDrop event should be?

On May 28, 6:07 pm, "Alex McAuley" <>
> In the mysql table create a unique index and use "INSERT IGNORE INTO" .. the
> rest can be achieved with array_unqiue() on the php end
> Prototype can create a unique id on the page if i recall correctly so that
> can be used as a sub id for the elements with a parent id (the element
> container if you like) can make sure things end up in the right place on
> page load.....
> I still believe this has been very over complicated but i missed half the
> threads so perhaps i am still missing somehting .. but from what you just
> replied it is not complicated to do.
> Alex
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Walter Lee Davis" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2009 5:01 PM
> Subject: [Proto-Scripty] Re: MySQL - order ID
> > Yes, that very limited case is simple. What WLQ is trying to do is
> > have two lists of things, be able to drag an unlimited number of
> > copies from the first list into the second list, and have the dropped
> > elements keep their place in the second list while the first list
> > remains exactly the same.
> > Dragging an element out of the first list will not reduce the number
> > of "template" elements in that list, each time you drag one out, it
> > goes back for the next time. A copy (with a new unique ID) of that
> > template will be inserted into the second list, where it will join the
> > sortable, remember where it was dropped, and so forth.
> > It's quite difficult to pull off when you cover all of those bases. I
> > do know those three lines you refer to -- but they don't cover
> > everything that the OP wants to do.
> > Walter
> > On May 28, 2009, at 11:24 AM, Alex McAuley wrote:
> >> If all you are trying to do is update a table on a droppable to
> >> remeber the
> >> order then its so simple you can do it in about 3 lines .....
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