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Statistical AJAX // Ordered List by Steve Smith

Statistical AJAX // Ordered List by Steve Smith: "Statistical AJAX

December 9th, 2005

These days the term ‘AJAX’ seems almost as overused as ‘drop-shadow’ was 18 months ago. But despite the weariness of terminology, the technology behind live communication between browser and server is producing a more flexible, usable web. I have even included said technology in a few recent projects at Notre Dame with some very successful results.

One must be careful, however, as AJAX comes with its own pitfalls, just as any other web technology. Depending on the requirements for the application, a developer must focus on degradation and user expectation, among other accessibility issues. On the bright side, methods exists to accomplish these goals, and these methods are becoming more widely available as time goes on."

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