Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#1570 closed task (fixed)

Use JSON for data transport in AJAX calls

Reported by: Nicklas Nordborg Owned by: Nicklas Nordborg
Priority: minor Milestone: BASE 2.17
Component: web Version:
Keywords: Cc:

Description

We are currently using a homegrown tab-separated text format which comes with all the problems related to handling special characters, etc. Ok... most of this has been fixed, but it is still a bit cumbersome to generate and parse.

JSON is becoming a de-facto standard in web applications. There is plenty of existing libraries to use on the server-side and newer browsers have built-in support for parsing it. The format as such is also a lot more flexible than our homegrown format.

See: http://www.json.org/

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Nicklas Nordborg

I'll start by changing the file upload progress as a prototype implementation.

http://code.google.com/p/json-simple/ seems like a good implementation that is easy to use (on the server side).

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by Nicklas Nordborg

Owner: changed from everyone to Nicklas Nordborg
Status: newassigned

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by Nicklas Nordborg

(In [5554]) References #1570: Use JSON for data transport in AJAX calls

Added jar+script files needed for JSON support. Implemented this for the file upload progress.

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by Nicklas Nordborg

(In [5555]) References #1570: Use JSON for data transport in AJAX calls

Implemented this for lazy loading of subdirectories in the file manager. Deprecated the AjaxWriter? class.

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by Nicklas Nordborg

(In [5556]) References #1570: Use JSON for data transport in AJAX calls

Implemented this for lazy loading of child nodes in the item overview and for the job progress reporter.

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by Nicklas Nordborg

(In [5557]) References #1570: Use JSON for data transport in AJAX calls

Implemented this for various plate/well releated AJAX calls.

comment:7 Changed 11 years ago by Nicklas Nordborg

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

(In [5558]) Fixes #1570: Use JSON for data transport in AJAX calls

Implemented in the remaining (older and simpler) AJAX calls.

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