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#59805 12-Apr-2010 23:55
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I am a bad coder and am writing some shocking code that I build by googling until it worked.

My current bit of php is a twitter tool that uses jquery to load() in tweet threads on demand.

I've got the base code from the jquery .load() page

And looks like this

$("#success").load("getTweet.php",{id:7245855505}, function(response, status, xhr ) {
if (status == "error") {
var msg = "Sorry but there was an error: ";
alert(msg + xhr.status + " " + xhr.statusText);

So my problem is, the above will have to be duplicated for each tweet that is a reply,
is there a way around the duplication as it will make the code look messy as with lumps of JS generated through out the page. Or is it ok to have a mess behind the scene if the user up front likes its function.

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  #317589 13-Apr-2010 01:34
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what about a combo of regular javascript and jquery? use the 'this' operator in the onclick to pass the current element context to the js function. grab the id and innerText (or whatever) and manipulate from there

function getTweet(obj){
$('getTweet.php','id:' + obj.innerText + '}', blah....

div onclick='getTweet(this)' 7245855505 /div

As far as the end use goes, they wont care as long as it works. As a developer, less is always more. As far as speed goes, loading 100 lines of text/javascript instead of 10 probably isnt going to make much diff bandwidth wise, but it may slow a little in the browser depending on the script and the jit compiler. If you have a javascript scanning antivirus engine installed then the page loads could become considerably worse.

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  #317896 13-Apr-2010 16:21
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Thanks Regs, been learning some more about JS from trying to understand what JS is doing from your code and I'm slowly getting there. Got the $('#' sorted and should work out great.

function getTweet(obj){
$('#'+"getTweet.php",{}, function(response, status, xhr ) {
if (status == "error") {
var msg = "Sorry but there was an error: ";
alert(msg + xhr.status + " " + xhr.statusText);

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