I realise this thread is two years old but in case anyone is interested
finding an answer to the OP's question Jake knocked together a nice
. It uses beforeActivate but is reasonably similar.
This entire topic is rather frustrating to me. jQuery UI pre 1.10
seemed to be moving in a very positive direction. For some reason, many
easy to use contructs were deprectated and the simple became much more
complex. Further, when tickets were opened they were cheekily dismissed
with replies like "POST is not core functionality - write an
extension." That certainly is not a way to garner a following.
Hopefully, this purist theme will not ruin this wonderful thing we know
as jQuery UI. I, like many UI users, am reasonable proficient in
wrappers. And, is POST really that much of a corner case compared to
GET? I think not.