[Haskell-beginners] Options for creating a multiple select form via Yesod

Michael Litchard michael at schmong.org
Fri Jun 10 22:24:53 CEST 2011

Ah yes, I was thinking along the lines of making a contribution to the
codebase in this way. My thinking was that making a jQuery widget
would be the easiest path to that end. But I will follow your advice

On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 10:05 PM, Michael Snoyman <michael at snoyman.com> wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> There's nothing jQuery or Javascript specific about a multi-select
> field: it's just a normal select field with a "multiple" attribute. I
> would recommend taking the selectField code from yesod-form and
> modifying it to be multi-select. I'll likely do this myself
> eventually, but it could be a good learning experience in Yesod (and a
> great introduction to contributing to the framework if you're so
> inclined).
> Michael
> On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 8:29 PM, Michael Litchard <michael at schmong.org> wrote:
>> I'm trying to create a multiple select form, as illustrated on the following:
>> http://api.jquery.com/selected-selector/
>> Here's the options I see possible:
>> (1) Write a jQuery widget.
>> (2) Use plain javascript via Julius
>> (3) Use the low-level functions in Yesod.Form to write a widget
>> (4) Use a pre-existing function that does what I need, but am not
>> aware of this functionality
>> (1) has appeal as it looks like something small I can contribute to
>> the project. It will take me some extra time to figure out the
>> details. But, I had a look at the other jQuery widgets and they seem
>> to provide an approachable model to follow.
>> (2) This looks like the most straight-forward approach. I'm just
>> learning javascript so would have to figure out how to capture values
>> in Haskell from the form.
>> (3) This looks like the most difficult way. I don't think I know
>> enough about the low-level functions in Yesod.Form to be able to
>> accomplish this in a timely manner.
>> (4) This is the best scenario. There's already a way to do this right
>> now, and I just haven't identified it. If this is the case, I would
>> appreciate being pointed in the right direction.
>> Until informed otherwise, I'm evaluating options 1 and 2. All feedback
>> welcomed. Thanks to all who made Yesod possible.
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