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AJAX wasted bandwidth

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Hello Prabhakar:

Since GWT is the framework used by Google for their AJAX applications, I think that you can address a question that I have about AJAX itself.

It is great to have gtalk inside the gmail window without software installing, but, once I had a sniffer record the traffic with only gmail opened in firefox, and it goes up to 500 request per minute. Well, suppose that I have gmail open for about 4 hours and thanks to heaven nobody talks or write to me in that time, and I can work... there you have 120K wasted requests. Now, if AJAX has the success that it appears it will, multiply by the 1000 million potential users of the internet... here you have 120E10 wasted requests, with nothing but empty data back...

1 request = 2k? (for the minimum of the Ethernet Packet)

mmm, about 24.5 terabytes of wasted bandwidth... in 4 hours...

Don't you think that a bright student of a third world country can use a little bit of that bandwidth?? Can you waste it just because you want to "mimic" desktop behavior with awesome technology (GWT-AJAX) over a request response based protocol??? Does the internet infrastructure even support that load?

IMHO we should make Desktop Apps and let the web for the no interactive reports.

Thanks in advance for the response.
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You have already brought this up in another topic. Please don't post the same subject more than once.
[ April 04, 2007: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
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