- Yes of course, I'm all for search & sort, just saying that it should be possible to scroll through a large data volume using DataTable.
2009/10/8 Luke <lucas.e.smith@...>Pagination will not be abandoned in YUI 3. It is a well understood design pattern. A scrollable interface that limits fetched table records to those appropriate to display in a scrolled region has been on the todo list for YUI 2 DataTable as well and will undoubtedly be addressed in YUI 3 at some point--we have to get DataTable into YUI 3 first :)
> I hope to hear that the DataTable in YUI 3 has abandoned pagination in favor
> of something, say, a bit more natural. Present a user with a table of data
> and a scrollbar. Will he try to drag the scrollbar to the approximate
> position he needs, or will he try to guess a page number at random? It's
> your guess, enough said.
> In an ideal world, I'd like to see something that client programs in all
> modern OS's have had for years - virtual lists. You simply tell the
> DataTable that there are 1,497,977,412 rows, and the first screenful is
> displayed, along with a scrollbar. You might say that with such a huge
> number of rows, a search is the most efficient way to find what one's
> looking for - but that's also irrelevant, since even a search would probably
> turn up thousands of records in such a humungous dataset.
> So, will we ever get to this higher form of DataTable, or will I have to
> continue to dream?
> Best regards,
> Christian Tiberg
Of course, YUI is an open source library and we welcome feature contributions, so you don't have to wait for us to implement it!