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[EP-tech] EPrints and jQuery

Hi all,

EPrints has been using the Prototype JS library since version 3 - at the time there was as many good reasons to use Prototype than to use jQuery but now it seems that the latter has been more widely adopted.

Migrating to jQuery is not simple. Most if not all the EPrints _javascript_ extensions rely on Prototype one way or another, as well as a number of core UI components/plug-ins so a migration would mean re-writing many core components and it would also break some of your custom code.

However using jQuery comes with many advantages including jQuery UI and its widely used UI components (read http://jqueryui.com/ for more information) and it would make sense to move towards jQuery in the next major/long-term release of EPrints.

What are your views about this potential move?