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08-26-2008, 08:25 PM
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The correct and proper use of AJAX (and the recognition of using such a combination of technologies) was indeed a worthwhile step forward (introducing a number of backward stumbles as well!) for the web and it would be silly to ignore its place in today's web technology sphere. That said, perhaps the original poster could do with a little sideways thinking (or, indeed, directly under your feet thinking) since the main cited problem against using AJAX is simply that one "must" (over)load the web site with large libraries. The solution? Just don't use those large libraries! (Not really an inspired piece of advice but worth making note of.) There are countless alternatives (including the old home-brew approach) available to provide a firm base for rapid AJAX development which might require a couple of kilobytes or less cf. those larger frameworks.

If you really want to make use of the larger frameworks, there are a whole heap of performancing steps which can be undertaken to help reduce some of the problems encountered in the past (large library size included) if you're interested.

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