[wp-hackers] AJAX

Brian Layman Brian at TheCodeCave.com
Thu Jun 29 21:10:20 GMT 2006

> User input to the server, output from the server to the  
> user, with no loading of a new page - how's that?
It seems to me that a proper internet client should deliver that behavior
without any special client side information.  On most websites, blogs in
particular, when a page is reloaded the client should update only what has

Just as in old school computer animation optimizations where you only erase
what changed and redraw those parts, the internet client should be able to
do a diff of the last page and the current page and only redraw the altered
areas.  If the client observes DOM, it's already half way there.  Maybe now
that AJAX is giving people an idea of what a smooth interface looks like,
and broadband allows fast transfer of the page source, we'll start to see
some browsers start to come with that functionality.

In the meantime, I think I prefer the static interface on the admin pages by
default.  I will wait until such a thing as a WP-Admin theme becomes
available that optionally adds Ajax to the interface in a easily
downgradeable fashion.

Brian Layman

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