[Grok-dev] Re: megrok.yui released

Philipp von Weitershausen philipp at weitershausen.de
Fri Aug 8 05:05:58 EDT 2008

Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Previously Martin Aspeli wrote:
>> Martijn Faassen wrote:
>>> Hi there,
>>> Today I've wrapped up and released megrok.yui. This is a packaging of 
>>> the YUI javascript and CSS library for easy installation into a Grok 
>>> application. It uses megrok.resourcelibrary. To install megrok.yui, 
>>> simply add this in the dependencies to your setup.py and rerun buildout.
>>> Here is a bit more information:
>>> http://pypi.python.org/pypi/megrok.yui
>> Just curious: Why YUI? Why not Ext, say, or Ext + jQuery?
>> That's not a loaded question. I'm just curious about what makes people 
>> choose one over the other.
> Ext produces absolutely insane html. I did a simple test with it a while
> ago and creating a simple table produces a DOM with 14 nested divs. It
> is all geared towards trying to build a full windowing system in your
> webpages, which is something you never need. 
> Designed would kill me on site if I ask them to style the result of Ext.
> YUI has the advantage of being extremely well documented. 

ExtJS also has a problematic license, at least they used to. It was GPL3 
+ some additional clause that confused everybody.

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