Small design question ... good or bad


#1

hey guys, I am trying to add mapping functionality to the example
application from the book.

The mapping (mapquest’s openAPI) uses javascript to generate maps. So I
was thinking that I’ll have a partial view to which i’ll pass the
addresses and it’ll plot them. I’ll then put the partial view in the
main view.

Is this a good way of implementing this ??


#2

Anyone ?? am I not explaining it right for you guys to understand ?


#3

Swaraj S. wrote:

Anyone ?? am I not explaining it right for you guys to understand ?

Not that I have seen the mapquest API, but I have played with Google’s.

With Google Maps I passed an array of co-ordinates to the partial, which
looped over them to draw the markers and called the map. It was quick
and dirty, but it worked.


#4

Andrew S. wrote:

Swaraj S. wrote:

Anyone ?? am I not explaining it right for you guys to understand ?

Not that I have seen the mapquest API, but I have played with Google’s.

With Google Maps I passed an array of co-ordinates to the partial, which
looped over them to draw the markers and called the map. It was quick
and dirty, but it worked.

The partial you say here is basically a partial view right ?? I was
thinking of doing that too. I cant seem to think of any problems with
this method … but do the more experienced members here think there is a
better way of doing it ??