[wp-hackers] AJAX

Elliott Franklin Cable mail at avxw.com
Thu Jun 29 21:20:47 GMT 2006

God forbid. Compiled languages are teh evil. And what on earth does  
the language have to do with it? This is how the information is  
interpreted - ruby is just a language. It doesn't have anything to do  
with this. And PHP can die, please, thanks.

On Jun 29, 2006, at 1:16 PM, Computer Guru wrote:
> Actually you raise quite an interesting point:
> Is the web dead?
> I mean, AJAX can only do so much. The things that you mention -  
> those are
> far more complicated than HTML can ever provide.
> Couldn't 10 years from now the internet become compiled code? No  
> longer PHP
> and Ruby but C++ and .NET?
> That is really the only way this entirely "dynamic" style you  
> mention could
> take form.. or so I see it.
>>> 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 changed.
>> 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.

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