there are several tools that could be interesting to have in AJAX, the
editing preview, but I have several other examples that could be faster for
the user :
- following or not a page without having to reload a new page
- the  button that opens a box directly inside the page without
reloading another one
- renaming/deleting etc. in the same way (box added at the top of the page)
These tools are far from necessary but they improve the use of MediaWiki and
they could reduce the number of requests for the servers.
I have also in mind a new SpecialRC.php page, in ajax too.
It would be updated automatically and would offer instant tools, like
viewing beginning of the diff passing just the mouse on the link, sending
messages to an IP or a new user directly from the RC page, ... and helping
stuff to fight vandalism. (A tool that would finally turn the RC page into a
Vandal Fighter tool, with all the advantages of being included in the
On 4/27/06, Ivan Krstic <krstic(a)fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
I was wondering how it could be possible to make
a real AJAX user
without having a strong API.
It's not clear to me that we want a "real AJAX user interface". Things
like the editing preview and recent changes are somewhat obvious
candidates for a sprinkling of AJAX; which other parts of the user
interaction with MW do you think would benefit significantly from it?
Let's not fix things that aren't broken.
Ivan Krstic <krstic(a)fas.harvard.edu> | GPG: 0x147C722D
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