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JiaPei Jen
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Joined: Nov 19, 2000
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I have a web page. First, I provide two radio buttons; one is "one single location" and the other is "multiple location".

If users select the "one single location", I plan to prompt a tabulation that has the information of that particular location.

If users select the "multiple locations", I am going to prompt a number of tabulations onto the screen.

I appreciate advices in regard to whether I should use AJAX or JavaScript to do the prompting?
[ February 15, 2007: Message edited by: JiaPei Jen ]
Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15385
Um, Ajax is JavaScript

Jason Moors
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Joined: Dec 04, 2001
Posts: 188

I think it depends on whether you have all the location information when you display the page, is so and there is not a lot of data, I would just use javascript to hide/unhide your table. Which would only involve one request to the server.

Otherwise you could javascript and the XmlHttpRequest (Which I guess is what you mean by AJAX) to retrieve the information when the user selects you radio button, i.e. makes the request to the server retrieve the information. This would obviously increase the traffic as you would make a request each time the user clicked on a radio button.

Hope it helps
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