Ticket #1794 (closed enhancement: duplicate)
ER: Generalize for Alternate "Global" Context Object
|Reported by:||kris.kowal||Owned by:||flesler|
I've been working on an XHR module loader and have been looking into integrating jQuery. I'm hoping to be able to use jQuery without modification. However, since jQuery explicitly augments the window object instead of implicitly through the global context object, a small change would be necessary to make this possible.
I've attached a patch which should have no impact on the functionality of the library core as it stands, but would permit jQuery to be used as a "Chiron" module with no modification hereafter.
In its current form, jQuery adds the jQuery and $ methods to the window object. This patch changes 4 lines so that instead of augmenting the window explicitly, the library implicitly adds them to the window by adding them to this. In global scope, this is the same as window. However, if someone includes a script with modules.js, this is the module object. I've taken care to assure that the enclosure gets the global context object in outro.js.
This change should have no impact on current deployments. I did a spot check on the patched version of jquery.js and it appears to work fine for trivial cases in as both a global script and a module script. The only difference is that, as a module, the script has no impact on the window object.
- Owner set to flesler
- Status changed from new to assigned
- Milestone changed from 1.2.2 to 1.2.4