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[OT?] formatting response text for AJAX widgetby geektron (Curate)
|on Aug 04, 2006 at 19:05 UTC
geektron has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I'm working with a small AJAX-ish application chunk, and for the life of me I can't get the request.responseText to end up working properly. I'm sure the root of the problem is the text that I'm sending back (via a mod_perl handler), so I'm asking here.
When the link is clicked, the span's innerHTML is changed to a text box and a button with the associated onClick handler added to the button. The AJAX portion works; the database is updated with the new value, and I try to recreate the above code using the values passed to the handler.
I can't seen to get the quoting right, and I've been fighting with it for hours now. What I'm currently sending back to the AJAX request is:
Which, when evaluated on the client side
throws a syntax error: Syntax Error: missing semicolon before statement.
(I'm using the Prototype libraries to handle the AJAX abstraction.)