ok... I'm a little lost (thanks for the help on email, but it may be helpful to others if I ask here). I want something very simple. A button, when the button is pressed an ajax call gets made, when I get the return from the ajax call a dialog shows up with the info from the ajax called. So many questions I have! It's not clear (particularly to procedural programmers) how this is supposed to be layed out simply... your demo helps a bit, but only gets me part way.