What I'm working on is a "properties panel", in a visual developer style, that will be used for a DataTables wizard to help people rapidly set up DT projects. You can see the panel at http://www.beg.utexas.edu/_work/dt/propertieswindow.htm . This page works pretty fine with one small issue that I'm trying to address: when a user double clicks on a "value", a text is good for singleton types like numbers and strings, but for arrays, objects, and functions, I want to use a .
This brought me to the idea of setting up a custom type in jeditable, because I can intercept the cell being edited and check the type (defined in a hidden column in the table) and give the correct or . The problem I have, and maybe there's a simple explanation and fix, is that 1) after submitting (I just use a simple echo.php) the value is echoed to the user in an annoying alert() box and 2) the value of my cell is not changed at all. You can see this on http://www.beg.utexas.edu/_work/dt/propertieswindow2.htm .
So.. any advice?