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   Re: [xml-dev] [SUMMARY #1] Why is there little usage of XML on the 'visi

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> AJAX is changing things. A typical AJAX page cannot be easily searched
> or indexed. The programmatic nature of the page prohibits this unless
> the search engine is going to try executing the javascript to get the
> final page.
> Even worse is that the pages often can't be printed so the browser may
> be able to display the page, but it's internal model is inadequate for
> repeated representation and hence printing. Scary.

Yes,  most Ajax I am seeing should be considered harmful. Using ajax
for something that could be easily done with a traditional web
application is misuse of the technology, probably ajaxian techniques
should only be used for applications that are secure and meant to be

Another thing, people always complain about the back button breaking,
and if an ajax application or toolkit fixes this back-button breakage
it is lauded as being very well thought out. I'm tired of it, I'd like
ones that didn't break either the forward or back button. That would
a better application. Or one that worked with all my bookmarklets and
browser plugins. Hmm I guess that will never happen. I am starting to
think that Ajax has very quickly overshot the mark of what makes the
technique useful, into what makes it harmful, and in about another 3-4
months everyone is going to be complaining.

Bryan Rasmussen


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