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Adds nested param serialization; Closes #4201 (by merbjedi)

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wycats committed Sep 2, 2009
1 parent 569c8b4 commit 50d78e7658382d2a2f5149cae7a6572f78ce403f
Showing with 30 additions and 12 deletions.
  1. +16 −11 src/ajax.js
  2. +14 −1 test/unit/ajax.js
@@ -588,23 +588,28 @@ jQuery.extend({
// of form elements
if ( jQuery.isArray(a) || a.jquery ) {
// Serialize the form elements
jQuery.each( a, function(){
jQuery.each( a, function() {
add( this.name, this.value );
});

// Otherwise, assume that it's an object of key/value pairs
} else {
// Serialize the key/values
for ( var j in a ) {
// If the value is an array then the key names need to be repeated
if ( jQuery.isArray(a[j]) ) {
jQuery.each( a[j], function(){
add( j, this );
});
// Recursively encode parameters from object,
// building a prefix path as we go down
function buildParams(obj, prefix)
{
if ( jQuery.isArray(obj) ) {
for ( var i = 0, length = obj.length; i < length; i++ ) {
buildParams( obj[i], prefix );
};
} else if( typeof(obj) == "object" ) {
for ( var j in obj ) {
var postfix = ((j.indexOf("[]") > 0) ? "[]" : ""); // move any brackets to the end
buildParams(obj[j], (prefix ? (prefix+"["+j.replace("[]", "")+"]"+postfix) : j) );
}
} else {
add( j, jQuery.isFunction(a[j]) ? a[j]() : a[j] );
add( prefix, jQuery.isFunction(obj) ? obj() : obj );
}
}
buildParams(a);
}

// Return the resulting serialization
@@ -213,18 +213,31 @@ test("serialize()", function() {
});

test("jQuery.param()", function() {
expect(4);
expect(8);
var params = {foo:"bar", baz:42, quux:"All your base are belong to us"};
equals( jQuery.param(params), "foo=bar&baz=42&quux=All+your+base+are+belong+to+us", "simple" );

params = {someName: [1, 2, 3], regularThing: "blah" };
equals( jQuery.param(params), "someName=1&someName=2&someName=3&regularThing=blah", "with array" );

params = {foo: ['a', 'b', 'c']};
equals( jQuery.param(params), "foo=a&foo=b&foo=c", "with array of strings" );

params = {"foo[]":["baz", 42, "All your base are belong to us"]};
equals( jQuery.param(params), "foo%5B%5D=baz&foo%5B%5D=42&foo%5B%5D=All+your+base+are+belong+to+us", "more array" );

params = {"foo[bar]":"baz", "foo[beep]":42, "foo[quux]":"All your base are belong to us"};
equals( jQuery.param(params), "foo%5Bbar%5D=baz&foo%5Bbeep%5D=42&foo%5Bquux%5D=All+your+base+are+belong+to+us", "even more arrays" );

params = {foo: {bar: "baz", beep: 42, quux: "All your base are belong to us"}};
equals( jQuery.param(params), "foo%5Bbar%5D=baz&foo%5Bbeep%5D=42&foo%5Bquux%5D=All+your+base+are+belong+to+us", "nested object" );

params = {foo: {"bar[]": [1,2,3]}};
equals( jQuery.param(params), "foo%5Bbar%5D%5B%5D=1&foo%5Bbar%5D%5B%5D=2&foo%5Bbar%5D%5B%5D=3", "nested array");

params = {foo: [{bar: "baz", beep: 42}, {bar: "baz2", beep: 43}]};
equals( jQuery.param(params), "foo%5Bbar%5D=baz&foo%5Bbeep%5D=42&foo%5Bbar%5D=baz2&foo%5Bbeep%5D=43", "nested array of objects" );

});

test("synchronous request", function() {

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