AJAX technology allows for exchanging of data between a server and the updating part(s) of a web page without needing to reload the entire page, thus saving time and typically allow for better user experience. You will not have to press a button to submit your entered data.
Method 1: Inspect the Variables Appearing in the URL When Redirected
This method relies on inspecting the variables/parameters that appear in the URL of your browser when you are at a webpage A or if the page does not reload. If you attempts to fill in the information and click submit or press or a button 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: (ADVANCED) Use Browser's Built-in Developer Tool
Another method which involves inspecting the HTML code element in a web page to determine if a web page is AJAX enabled or otherwise. These are the steps:
1. Right click on your browser to trigger (See instructions on how to enable 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.