My point still stands that it is a simple example... when we delve deeper into 
more complex examples it becomes garder and harder!!... Also fom what i can 
remember about the code it took 2 requests to complete as opposed to 1.... 
surely that is not memory efficient...

I dont deny it can probably all be done with non inline i just dont aggree that 
its better to do it due to script size, time to write, number of requests, 
memory & scalability.....

To the best of my knowledge OOP is used for the re-usablility of code/functions 
(certainly in php anyway), i for one like to reuse my functions in PHP, 
Javascript and other languages if only to keep the size of things to a minimum 
and my code is written for me not for other people to be able to read (luckily) 

This is probably a good debate to have in an open group like this as alot of 
people new to Javascirpt programming are told not to inline things but not 
really explained the real reasons why or why not to!! - same with php and ' vs 
" !!

Long day for me time to hit the hay !


----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Rick Waldron 
  Sent: Thursday, June 04, 2009 11:30 PM
  Subject: [Proto-Scripty] Re: Working outside loop, but not inside

  What about when all that inline markup is output from a loop...lots of 
rendered source code that will likely look like spaghetti? The markup created 
by my example is just:
  (i've changed "record" to "name" in the example)

  <li class="clicker"><a id="a_001" name="001" href="javascript:;">Mystery 
Character #001</a>

  Furthermore, it takes on average 100ms to load and render the initial data 
from the server and between 10-20ms to click-load-process the second server 
call. Numbers aside - that's super fast, but profiling and net monitoring from 
one server to one client machine isnt proof of anything.

  Anyway... glad we could open that up to more conversation.


  On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 4:28 PM, Alex McAuley 
<> wrote:

    That was a very basic example i wrote !!...

    Plus your code is not re-usable which was kinda my point and its about 50 
lines where as mine would fit into perhaps 10 or so... inline is alot more 

    In basic examples yes this way does work but is memory expensive and alot 
of work !!!...

    As i said - each to thier own in thier coding style ... while inline is 
still valid xhtml i will continue to use it

    Also ... is the "record" node on the href's valid xhtml ? because i cant 
see it on the list of valid nodes!... And i would rather use inline callees 
than use invalid xhtml!


      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Rick Waldron 
      Sent: Thursday, June 04, 2009 7:29 PM
      Subject: [Proto-Scripty] Re: Working outside loop, but not inside


      I think i met all of your criteria:

      i left the js in the main file so you could reference. dig it.


      On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 12:20 PM, Alex McAuley 
<> wrote:

        @Rick -- Okay here is a good one.....

        A very dynamic site where you need to pull varying variables
        -- excuse the psudeo code !! just proving its needed sometimes !!

            funciton doSomething({options}) {

            new Ajax.Updater(options.element,options.url, {
                                   evalScripts: options.evalscripts,
                                parameters: {
        onComplete: options.onCompleteFunction // Not sure if would work - as 
i've never tried



 ?>',onCompleteFunction:'function(){alert(\'Hi\');}'});"> </div>

        Now without inline handlers i would have to make alot of functions.. 
this way i can reuse my code and just change the inputs ....

        I will state i dont do this often but sometimes it is needed as a 
script cannot always get the variables it needs as some change dynamically from 
other requests and outside factors

        I built an extremely dynamic Web Desktop over the last 2 years which is 
alot faster than anything else out there... One of the main factors it stays 
fast is the client memory is not clogged up with huge initial downloads of 
functions that only get used every now and again!.

        My view is each to thier own .... If it aint broke dont fix it and if 
everyone wrote code the same then the internet would be boring !!

        I would be interested to see how you would tackle problems like the one 
above as i've never really discussed it with anyone before

          ----- Original Message ----- 
          From: Rick Waldron 
          Sent: Thursday, June 04, 2009 4:06 PM
          Subject: [Proto-Scripty] Re: Working outside loop, but not inside

          A quick google for "php single quotes vs double quotes" will help you 
understand the difference and what it means to the overhead and scalability of 
your code. I picked this article from said google results:

          I honestly can't think of any scenario where it is ok to use inline 
handlers, but I'm definitely interested in hearing your argument regarding 
them. I'm of the belief that complete separation of logic is imperative and 
should be regarded as best practice (or even, "only practice")... thoughts?

          Apparently Effect.toggle() does not like the element chained to it... 
odd. Anyway, you can improve this much further.... I've posted a demo.



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