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I am a Software Analyst Developer working in Southport, England but living in Liverpool. I develop mainly in C# and ASP.Net. I have been developing comercial software for several years now. I maintain this site (hosted at SwitchMedia UK) as a way of exploring new technologies (such as AJAX) and just generally talking about techie geek issues. This site is developed through a host of Perl scripts and a liberal use of Javascript. I enjoy experimenting with new technologies and anything that I make I host here.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

AJAX Application Update

I was looking at how Microsofts" Start.com () pulls in data from web feeds that are not on there own servers and it seems that they have a script that forwards on the request to the remote server and passes it back as their own.

Essentially the request is tunneled through their systmen and passed back to the client.

This is done so because browsers such as Firefox and Internet Explorer (in certain configurations) will not allow a website to get data from another domain. Which, for security reasons makes sense I suppose.

It therefore seems that for my AJAX Application I will have to take the hit of the added bandwidth for the data that will returned from Yahoo and Technorati.

I don"t think I can perform a Redirect on the XMLHttpRequest, as that will probably cause many more problems.

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Another site that is using AJAX extensively is www.BlinkList.com. For full disclosure, this is our site. I just wrote a blog post with all the major AJAX features that we are using on BlinkList in case you are interested.

http://mindvalley.blogspot.com/2005/08/blinklist-embraces-ajax-in-action.html

BlinkList is also a great place to learn about Ajax

http://www.blinklist.com/tag/ajax/

If you do get a chance to play with it, let us know your thoughts! We are always eager to improve our site and improve our use of AJAX as one of the core frameworks.

Mike

By Mind Valley, at Thursday, August 11, 2005 5:30:00 PM