Spry 1.5 preview is live!

Hi Spry:fans,

I am pleased to announce that we just pushed the Spry 1.5 preview to Labs. This is a sneak peak at some of the new functionality that will be available in the Spry 1.5 release. There is no new zip today. That will not be ready for a while yet, but we wanted to show you what we are up to.

This is an opportunity for the community to see major new features and to provide feedback. We want to make sure that our thinking matches your thinking in the way we implement complex new features, like Nested Data Sets.
The preview materials can be found at http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/spry/preview/
So, today, we are happy to present, finally:

Nested Data Sets – You can access data in nested XML structures. This lets you make the nested lists. We also have a way to do advanced flattening. This takes the nested information and flattens it into the main data set. We want your feedback on our implementation of this.

JSON Data Sets – Per your requests, use JSON data as your source.

HTML Data Sets – My favorite new feature: use HTML tables or other HTML structures as data sources. This will go a long way towards javascript degradation and search engine optimization.

Session Handling – We created a method for detecting session timeouts during the XMLHTTPRequest. Samples for different server models show how to handle the reply.

Form Submission – Samples on how to do form submission via the XMLHTTPRequest.

Paging Data sets – We made some good enhancements to the Spry Pager.

Effects rewrite – As noted in my previous post, we changed the way effects work. Check out the new methodology. No need to change your code yet, but I wrote a document talking about how to change over to the new code.

Radio Button Validation Widget – Cristian whipped this one up in response to use requests this week!

Auto Suggest Widget – Our first data/widget hybrid, set up a suggest text field with data set suggesting.

Spry API – Finally! It’s pretty close to final, but we need to get it out to you all.

Plus a couple more items for you…
Let us know what you think.