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Re: AJAX to reduce server load

by grinder (Bishop)
on Mar 20, 2009 at 14:19 UTC ( #752048=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to AJAX to reduce server load

[lots of arguments in favour of AJAX snipped]

You know, I fully agree with you. I think a lot of resistance is due to the perception of sunk investments and that AJAX is a disruptive technology from the point of view of PM infrastructure. PM wasn't build with asynchronicity in mind and adapting the existing code to use AJAX throughout would be a herculean task... and even then you still wouldn't get the same payback as from an architecture which was designed to take it into account in the first place.

Yes, wanting to comment on a thread should pull down a DOM component to add the necessary editing widgets to the page. No need to re-render all those time-soaking nodelets.

Yes, voting should just push back the decisions and retrieve the node reps. Yes, the chatterbox could do its own refresh.


Such enhancements would require significant time and effort to build; you'd be fighting the codebase every inch of the way.

But God, it would be nice to drag this site into the 21st century, if only from a Perl Public Relations point of view. I spoke with a C# programmer some time ago and when I mentioned Perlmonks... he knew it. He sniggered.

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Re^2: AJAX to reduce server load
by mr_mischief (Monsignor) on Mar 23, 2009 at 14:04 UTC
    It's easy to have a newer-looking site when your implementation language is newer than the first few tens of thousands of posts on the site to which you're comparing it.

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[shmem]: LanX: now I have to find a succinct transformation FOOL => MONK
[LanX]: yeah but Marto already proposed a new "Lex Sun-D" ...
[karlgoethebier]: the word really exists: http://www. urbandictionary. com/define.php? term=fool
[shmem]: ...possibly involving RTFM
[karlgoethebier]: big surprise!
[Eily]: LanX I try to avoid answering, but I did feel that this one post was going into much detail to prove a false claim (that SHA-1 is secure, I was just wrong about how insecure it is)
[LanX]: ironically...
[LanX]: yeah whatever ... I'm in the favorable condition to already autohiding him ... how can I judge the poor FOOLs who still see his contributions xD
[Eily]: he's been pretty saavy about threads that were implictly about him in the past. I think he might have deliberatly avoiding mentioning it for some reason (he got tired?)
[Eily]: he did mention one of his propositions: basically make it possible to ignore downvotes, by separating them more from the upvotes

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