HTTPRequest Problems Updating 'hidden' Objects?

Nov 23, 2005

I am finding some unusual behavior with techniques I am using to
show/hide/update data without having to refresh the page. I'm quite
sure it's developer ignorance on my part and would be grateful for any

My page has 10 tables with their visibility controlled by the user
making a menu selection. For example, selecting menu_1 calls a
function which displays table_1 by setting table_1's style display:
block and hides tables 2-10 by setting their respective styles to
display: none. Everything in this simple navigational approach works
as expected.

I am also using the HTTPRequest object to update relevant objects on
the page based on user input. The problem I am seeing is when the
HTTPRequest object is used to update DOM objects contained within the
"invisible" tables -- or more accurately within those tables having
their style display:none. I have tried using both the HTTPRequest
object's synchronous and asynchronous approach and am seeing the same

I've tested when all of the tables are "visible" by setting their style
settings to display:block and HTTPRequest calls work as expected.

The other twist in my example is that these HTTPRequest calls are each
making a SQL query and updating a chart object within the table, which
may take about 500ms each to return. My initial impression is that it
looks as if the page is being rendered too fast because any more than
three charts on a page is when the charts start getting misplaced on
the page. Again, everything works fine when all tables are visible.

Is this a known problem with HTTPRequest, or do I need to migrate my
coding techniques to the 21th century?

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Aug 9, 2011

I have the following object:
var wDefaults = {
{"wid":"w010","pcol":2,"wpos":1,"wclosed":"false","wcollapsed":"false"}, {"wid":"w011","pcol":2,"wpos":2,"wclosed":"false","wcollapsed":"false"}

First, how do I access a single value? I've tried some of the examples I saw on the forum, but nothing happened. The alert did not fire:
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alert(wDefaults.c3col.0.wid); //second try
var obj = wDefaults.c3col[0]; //third try

The nested objects are the properties for widgets within a portal. After the user moves around the widgets, I need to update the object, putting the widgets in a different order within c3col and updating the values saved in pcol, wpos, wclosed, & wcollapsed. I also may need to add or delete an object, for example, delete wid=w003 and add a new one called w012.

My logic would be:
for each widget on the page
found = false
find the object in c3col where wid == x and update its other values
. set found = true
if found == false then add a new object to c3col with x & its properties
end for
for each object in c3col
if that wid isn't found in the list of widgets on the page, delete it from c3col
end for
sort the objects under c3col by pcol and then wpos

The red parts are the ones I'm unclear about how to do it. My basic questions are:
(1) How do you access a single nested object?
(an object within c3col, find and change its values)
(2) How do you add a new nested object to an existing object?
(add a new object to c3col)
(3) How do you delete an nested object?
(remove an object from c3col)
(4) How do you sort nested objects?
(sort the objects in c3col by pcol and wpos)

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