Originally posted by probey
Form submitting for dynamic pages it equivalent to refreshing -- require load all page.
Problem it is there is any status update without refresh/submit form.
Status update require very little traffic compare to all page loading, because with AJAX carried out small sized XML request/response and without any user interactive action or form submitting (in ...[text shortened]... and rate problem, not only traffic.
Reducing traffic's required also for volume tariffs.
The main function of this site is correspondence chess
- traditionally played via carrier pigeon / messenger badger.
The advent of the interweb and fast electronic forms of communication enabled blitz style play (this site has a blitz offering too), but the main site prefers to honour the ideals set out in the original Lothar Schmid and Duncan Suttles style of play.
AJAX has no relevance here when the fastest one is usually required to play is counted not in minutes - not even in hours - but in days.