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Is Ajax slow?

 
Jacob Fenwick
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I want to know what the general consensus is on whether Ajax is slow. Is this just a myth or is it true? If it is slow, where is the slowdown occurring? Is just javascript, or the translation of XML?
Sometimes I've seen automcomplete pages go really slow, but I would guess that's not any different from regular server calls being slow due to traffic.
The reason I ask is because my project is considering putting a lot of Ajax auto complete forms on one page together, and I want to know what impact that will have on performance.
 
Eric Pascarello
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If you code them wrong than they will be slow. You need to make sure you follow the best practices. If you are going an autocomplete control, I would highly recomend you look into http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/autocomplete/
Eric
 
Jacob Fenwick
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Thanks Eric.
 
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