jQuery and jQuery UI are very capable and popular JavaScript libraries. We expect to use them extensively in AxAp.

jQuery is a fast, small, and feature-rich JavaScript library. It makes things like HTML document traversal and manipulation, event handling, animation, and Ajax much simpler with an easy-to-use API that works across a multitude of browsers. With a combination of versatility and extensibility, jQuery has changed the way that millions of people write JavaScript.

jQuery UI is a curated set of user interface interactions, effects, widgets, and themes built on top of the jQuery JavaScript Library. Whether you're building highly interactive web applications or you just need to add a date picker to a form control, jQuery UI is the perfect choice. ...

Widgets should also be accessible to JavaScript-capable users who have disabilities such as blindness or deafness (should we ever venture into the arena of audio/video integration, for instance). We attempt to make components accessible through the use of semantic HTML elements within components and following the guidelines specified in the WAI-ARIA spec. Any image-based actions within widgets should provide text equivalents (close icons, expand/collapse icons, etc. should have title attributes at the least).

-- About jQuery UI

We expect to use a variety of interactions and widgets:


The accordion widget displays collapsible content panels for presenting information in a limited amount of space. We can use this to implement code folding.


tablesorter is a jQuery plugin for turning a standard HTML table with THEAD and TBODY tags into a sortable table without page refreshes. tablesorter can successfully parse and sort many types of data including linked data in a cell.

We expect to use tablesorter to enhance existing tables (e.g., found in web pages or EPUB documents). We can also use it to display CSV (and similar) files.

To be continued...

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