2. Project Set-Up

The MVC folder structure of this project is the same as in the plain JavaScript validation app project discussed in Part 2 of the tutorial (or in Chapter 3 of the book). Also, the same library files are used.

The start page of the app first takes care of the page styling by loading the Pure CSS base file (from the Yahoo site) and our main.css file with the help of the two link elements (in lines 6 and 7), then it loads several JavaScript library files (in lines 8-12), including the mODELcLASS file, the app initialization script initialize.js from the src/ctrl folder and the model class Book.js from the src/model folder.

Figure 23.2. The mODELcLASS validation app's start page index.html.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
    <meta charset="UTF-8" />
    <title>JS Frontend Validation App Example</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://yui.yahooapis.com/combo?pure/0.3.0/base-min.css" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/main.css" /> 
    <script src="lib/browserShims.js"></script>
    <script src="lib/util.js"></script>
    <script src="lib/errorTypes.js"></script>
    <script src="lib/mODELcLASS.js"></script>
    <script src="src/ctrl/initialize.js"></script>
    <script src="src/model/Book.js"></script>
    <h1>Example: Public Library</h1>
    <h2>mODELcLASS Validation App</h2>
    <p>This app supports the following operations:</p>
      <li><a href="listBooks.html"><button type="button">List all books</button></a></li>
      <li><a href="createBook.html"><button type="button">Add a new book</button></a></li>
      <li><a href="updateBook.html"><button type="button">Update a book</button></a></li>
      <li><a href="deleteBook.html"><button type="button">Delete a book</button></a></li>
      <li><button type="button" onclick="Book.clearData()">Clear database</button></li>
      <li><button type="button" onclick="Book.createTestData()">Create test data</button></li>