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Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

#1516 closed enhancement (fixed)

.load - add support for standard key/value pairs string as a parameter

Reported by: pops Owned by: flesler
Priority: major Milestone: 1.3
Component: ajax Version: 1.1.3
Keywords: Cc: [email protected]
Blocked by: Blocking:



.load(url, parameter) has an obstrusive and ambiguious design of requiring the parameter to be an OBJECT format. If a string is provided, as I believe most new jQuery application developers would assume to use, especially when the documentation those use the phase "(optional) A set of key/value pairs that will be sent as data to the server", then .load will incorrectly sent a strung out string of key/value pairs for each character in the string parameter.


.load uses jQuery.param() to convert an Array or JSON Object into KV pairs.

A possible solution is to add String data type detection support in jQuery.param() like so:

if (a.constructor == string) {

we got what we want, no more transformations required



if ( a.constructor == Array
a.jquery )


This will allow for a more natural and "unobstrusive" design for developers.


If this is considered for implementation, the AJAX request when passing a string parameter SHOULD remain as a GET and not a POST.

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load-string.diff (360 bytes) - added by flesler 15 years ago.

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by john

Component: coreajax

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by flesler

Owner: set to flesler
Status: newassigned

Changed 15 years ago by flesler

Attachment: load-string.diff added

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by flesler

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

The necessary changes were applied at [5701] and additional tests at [5702].


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