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What is 'partial' from a coding perspective?

Stuart Saxby
Stuart Saxby asked
Last Modified: 2014-05-12
I'm currently working through a geddy tutorial and came across a line of code:
<%- partial('form', {step: {}, toDos: toDos}) %>

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What does partial mean?  I've done a google search without much insight.  I'm guessing it means that you partially load the content so the page loads faster?

Any explanations or helpful links would be appreciated.

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Daniel KlineSr. SharePoint Developer

It looks to me that "partial" is a JavaScript call.  I wouldn't get too concerned, because this type of coding is highly susceptible to scripting attacks

If I'm correct , Partial is the JavaScript function and it is being passed the entire form, an empty "step" object, and a "toDos" object set to the value of todos in the browser context.
Stuart SaxbyBusiness Analyst


Thanks!  Explains it perfectly.  I hope you don't mind I posted your comment on StackOverflow (giving credit) where I hadn't had such a concise and clear response.
Dan CraciunIT Consultant

You're welcome and I don't mind :)
Glad I could help!

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