[Seaside] Re: Q on Periodical

Lukas Renggli renggli at gmail.com
Sun Oct 9 18:19:50 UTC 2011

> And, as an aside, shouldn't the evalScripts: false result in it not running
> or is my understanding incorrect?

Please check the method comment of the method:

  PTUpdater>>evalScripts: aBoolean
      "This determines whether <script> elements in the response text
are evaluated or not. The default implementation of Prototypes does
not evaluate script, however this implementation changes this odd

      self options at: 'evalScripts' put: aBoolean

An in-depth description you also find in the PrototypeJS documentation:


Navigating to the subclass should answer your original question:


The periodical updater does always trigger a request in the first
place. You can also see that in the source code:


So this means you should only create a periodical updater when you
also want to start it.


Lukas Renggli

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