On 04 Mar 2013 at 20:17, Paul M Foster <pa...@quillandmouse.com> wrote: 

> On Mon, Mar 04, 2013 at 05:39:00PM +0000, Tim Streater wrote:

>> Personally I never submit forms. I use ajax to communicate with PHP
>> scripts and do something with the data that is returned by the script.
>> You can see a simple example at http://www.clothears.org.uk

> I'm trying to figure out where the net gain in that is. The PHP file
> being called via AJAX is doing its processing on the server either way.
> So it appears the only difference is an asynchronous Javascript/AJAX
> call or a synchronous PHP call (on a standard PHP form submission). What
> am I missing?

ISTM it's better for the user if, rather than reloading a whole page, you can 
get some bits of data from the server and use them to just alter the parts of 
the page that need updating.

Cheers  --  Tim

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