I was curious, what are the limitations of using a jquery dialog box? Does it work the same as a window, as in if I wanted to put a small form in it. Or does it just serve as a text based window?
I am unsure on what is possible with it.
You should be able to put whatever you would like into a jQuery dialog box. The jQuery UI dialog box allows forms and other content such as text, images, etc...
jQuery UI dialogs essentially give you a floating
<div> that you can put whatever you want into. I've put forms, YouTube
<embeds>, images, and just plain text in them.
I'm not sure if this is right, but you might be getting this confused with something like Lightbox or Fancybox, where they specifically say, for example, "Images, Flash and Text are the only supported formats." The reason for that is they give you much richer controls over the content in the box than the jQuery UI Dialog. It's great that's it's just a floating
<div>, but that's also its downside: it doesn't offer "slideshow" navigation or something along those lines.