AJAX can and does reduce server load.iWisdom wrote:This would also create a tremendous amount of server load which, on a large board, is not a good thing. If every user had one page or more constantly checking to see if there was new data I'm sure this site would be brought to its knees very quickly, as would many others.
As for logging in, I'd much rather do that via a standard method. More secure. Also, quick replying is unlikely as that's most likely not going to be a default feature ever as far as I know -- besides, isn't there a MOD for that?
AJAX can enhance the user-friendliness and "fun" of an application. It can also do the exact opposite if not done well.AJAX can and does reduce server load.
It certainly can reduce server load.Kellanved wrote:AJAX can enhance the user-friendliness and "fun" of an application. It can also do the exact opposite of not done well.AJAX can and does reduce server load.
But the one thing it certainly does not do is reducing the server load. AJAX functions lead to more request to the server, each request takes roughly the same amount of work, regardless if it's a full-blown page view or "just" an update. The server script has to set up authentication and pretty much everything just as for the "normal" request. The difference is the format the response takes.
Anyhow, we are looking into possible AJAX functions for the next release.