[TYPO3-50-general] Technical concepts for TYPO3 v5 backend

Thomas Allmer at at delusionworld.com
Thu Feb 5 18:40:17 CET 2009

Robert Lemke wrote:
> Therefore please keep posting your ideas and material about the topic! I'll
> read them all and give some feedback as soon as spend some more thoughts on
> them.

I think this is really important, so I wrote a little article about it. 

Feedback is highly appreciated.

> One thing I'm especially interested in: Are there any frameworks / 
> solutions
> which combine the approach of php-ext or GWT with progressive enhancement?
> My ideal currently is a PHP based widget library similar to QT which 
> produces
> output following the progressive enhancement concepts.

I would suggest a slightly different approach. Or at least this is how I 
(would) do it.

If you use pure progressive Enhancement then you actually don't need 
dynamically created javascript code. Just create the HTML+CSS include a 
static js file and you should have the enhanced version.

So just a switch like $useThisJsFile (just kidding) should be perfectly 
fine. All js Files this file depends on should be either autoloaded on 
demand or included in a autogenerated minified file.

I actually working on something like this for MooTools right now. You 
can find 2 more articles about that on my blog.

So to give an example if someone wants to use Tabs. He just does for 

<div class="tabs">

So a static js file like get all divs with class="tabs" and use the h3 
as title and the div as content would be be perfectly fine. In MooTools 
it would look something like this:

new autoTabMenus( $$('.tabs'), 'h3', 'div' );

not really complicated so, I would say we don't need any php for this.

ok, who is still with me? I think I have to create another article on 


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