[IPython-dev] Unique cell render div ids

Aron Ahmadia aron@ahmadia....
Mon Oct 29 16:49:57 CDT 2012


That worked, I've undone what I did and am using the direct jQuery call now.

A

On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 9:19 PM, Aron Ahmadia <aron@ahmadia.net> wrote:

> Cool!  Testing...
>
> A
>
>
> On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 9:17 PM, Brian Granger <ellisonbg@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Aron,
>>
>> I don't think this is necessary. You should be able to get the unique
>> element using:
>>
>> `this.element.get(0);`
>>
>> The `element` attribute is the jquery object for the cell and `get(0)`
>> returns the actual underlying DOM element for it.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Brian
>>
>> On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 1:59 PM, Aron Ahmadia <aron@ahmadia.net> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Developers,
>>>
>>> While fixing the code for MathJax rendering that I broke earlier this
>>> week, I came across the need to address a specific element in the DOM:
>>>
>>> http://docs.mathjax.org/en/latest/typeset.html
>>>
>>> I know there has been some work attaching unique ids to cells in the
>>> code in the past, but there didn't seem to be any obvious functionality
>>> currently implemented in Cells for this.  You'll notice that the pull
>>> request I just updated here:
>>> https://github.com/ipython/ipython/pull/2517 adds the following code to
>>> textcell.js:
>>>
>>>  .. ...**
>>>
>>> @@ -39,9 +39,11 @@ var IPython = (function (IPython) {
>>>
>>> 39 39**
>>>
>>>              extraKeys: {"Tab": "indentMore","Shift-Tab" : "indentLess"},
>>>
>>>  40 40**
>>>
>>>              onKeyEvent: $.proxy(this.handle_codemirror_keyevent,this)
>>>
>>> 41 41**
>>>
>>>          });
>>>
>>>   42**
>>>
>>> +        this.cell_id = IPython.utils.uuid();
>>>
>>> 42 43**
>>>
>>>          // The tabindex=-1 makes this div focusable.
>>>
>>>   44**
>>>
>>> +        // id is a unique cell_id necessary for updating MathJax intelligently
>>>
>>> 43 45**
>>>
>>>          var render_area = $('<div/>').addClass('text_cell_render border-box-sizing').
>>>
>>>  44  **
>>>
>>> -            addClass('rendered_html').attr('tabindex','-1');
>>>
>>>    46**
>>>
>>> +            addClass('rendered_html').attr('tabindex','-1').attr('id',this.cell_id);
>>>
>>>  45 47**
>>>
>>>          cell.append(input_area).append(render_area);
>>>
>>> 46 48**
>>>
>>>          this.element = cell;
>>>
>>> 47 49**
>>>
>>>      };
>>>
>>>
>>> What I'm doing here is first calling into IPython.utils.uuid() to
>>> generate a cell_id (The one from the Cell prototype appears to be
>>> broken/unused?), then adding that as an id to the
>>> rendered html div.
>>>
>>> Then later, I can grab this id when I need to update the math:
>>>
>>>
>>>   82**
>>>
>>> +    TextCell.prototype.typeset = function () {
>>>
>>>   83**
>>>
>>> +        if (window.MathJax){
>>>
>>>   84**
>>>
>>> +            var cell_math = document.getElementById(this.cell_id);
>>>
>>>   85**
>>>
>>> +            MathJax.Hub.Queue(["Typeset",MathJax.Hub,cell_math]);
>>>
>>>   86**
>>>
>>> +        }
>>>
>>>   87**
>>>
>>> +    };
>>>
>>>   88**
>>>
>>> +
>>>
>>>
>>> This really speeds up MathJax rendering considerably, so I think it's
>>> worth doing, but I feel like I'm really nosing into code I don't understand
>>> well, so it would be good to hear feedback if there are opinions on this.
>>>
>>> A
>>>
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>>
>>
>> --
>> Brian E. Granger
>> Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
>> bgranger@calpoly.edu and ellisonbg@gmail.com
>>
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