[wp-hackers] WordPress 2 and Client Side Scripting

Aaron Brazell aaron at technosailor.com
Fri Nov 25 21:35:50 GMT 2005

While I don't know the answer to this, I might point out that WordPress
opted NOT to use the "common" XML-RPC libraries and by doing so, avoided
having thousands of blogs vulnerable to an exploit a few weeks ago.  Mob
tendencies, while often nice for developers, aren't always a good thing.


On 11/25/05, Theodor Ramisch <theodor_ramisch at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I just tried out the WordPress 2 Beta 1 and the new
> interface style looks very nice. :)
> Then I looked a little bit around in the source code
> to figure out how the AJAX request and fade effects
> were realized.
> Unfortunately I had to see that you are using custom
> classes to do such "common" effects. That makes
> plugin development harder if you have to deal
> with them on plugin options pages for example.
> Why not rely on well known, stable libraries
> like script.aculo.us and prototype? There are
> a lot of developers who already worked with
> them and adapted to functions like "$" which
> replaces the document.getElementById.
> So it would be very nice if future versions
> of WordPress ship script.aculo.us and
> prototype with them.
> Best regards,
>   Theodor Ramisch
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Aaron Brazell
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