Prototype / scriptaculous - 2 Questions, may a suggest for a

Hi folx,

as I was looking for solutions for some AJAX challenges, I thought,
that other people are interested as well in this approach.
May Ryan or Geoffrey are interested to make a little recipe /
screencast out of that.

So I try to find clue’s for following challenges:

  • AJAX progress - loading - image should be visible until the last
    selection has been made.
    Lets say, you have an observe_form / observe_field, and you have
    multiple filters with some checkboxes and a progress bar. When you
    make several selections, normally the ajax loader is invoked for each
    event on the observer.
    But this looks ugly, at least mine does.

So, here’s the question… Does anybody know, if it should be done
with something like a queue for ajax calls or do you have another
Is there a best way to do that?

  • showing / hiding many records in the list with a transition gets
    veery slow
    while trying to make a smooth animation to fade out, blindup filtered
    records, I get a browser performance issue.

Try to bilndup more then a hundered items and the browser gets a
performance problem.
Is there another approach?
I tried it with and without DB Select, DB select was not the

Thank you for helping in advance

kind regards