How To Tell If A Webpage Is AJAX-Enabled?

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AJAX technology allows for exchanging of data between a server and the updating part(s) of a web page without having to reload the entire webpage, thus saving time and a better user experience.


Method 1: Inspect the variables appearing in the URL when redirected

This method relies on inspecting the variables/parameters that appear in the address bar or URL of your browser when you are at a webpage.

When you fill in any information and click submit or press or a button in a form that may submit data or brings you to the next page, observe if one or more parameters are added to the URL:

  • If any parameter is added, it's not AJAX-enabled.
  • Otherwise, it is AJAX-enabled.


Method 2: Use browser's built-in developer tool (ADVANCED)

Another method is to inspect the HTML code element in a web page to determine if a web page is AJAX-enabled or otherwise. Here are the steps:

  1. Right-click on your browser to trigger (see the respective instructions on how to enable the Developer menu for Chrome browser or Safari browser).
  2. Click on the Network tab.
  3. Verify the presence of ka.src
    • If ka.src is not present, the page is not AJAX-enabled.
    • Otherwise, the page is AJAX-enabled.

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