On Fri, Apr 28, 2006 at 12:23:13PM +0200, Patrick Aljord wrote:
I would like to submit an application for that but it seems like it
against AJAX as it stated on top of the page (see "Hi folks, please don't
add "AJAX" etc" on top). So my question is, is this improvement approved
the wikimedia dev ?
As Brion Vibber and Christopher Budnick pointed out, each in his own
way, I think the concern here is that you're adding needed functionality
in a manner that makes good sense -- and that you're not throwing AJAX
at it just because AJAX is buzzword-compliant. I, for one, am perfectly
happy with unadorned static (X)HTML when it solves the problem quickly,
easily, and fully. It runs faster and imposes less server load, too.
Where AJAX provides actual measurable benefits, though, it's certainly
an option to explore without prejudice.
That's probably pretty much the same attitude others have when they say
"please don't add AJAX".
Chad Perrin [ CCD CopyWrite | http://ccd.apotheon.org
"The first rule of magic is simple. Don't waste your time waving your
hands and hopping when a rock or a club will do." - McCloctnick the Lucid