The advantages of using AJAX
Websites using AJAX enjoy the following benefits:
- A reactive interface: as AJAX can locally modify the web page.
- Speed of execution: as only the data that must be modified are exchanged using the HTTP protocol.
- Improved ergonomics: AJAX allows for example to perform real-time controls in the forms, integration with the HTTP server are done in the background.
Limitations of AJAX
In return, the AJAX model has the following limitations:
- Search engines may not be able to index all content published with AJAX.
Thus, it is essential to provide an alternative to AJAX in your web pages!
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