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Using AJAX is fine when you need it, but I've used AJAX to simply reload CAPTCHA images.  Boy, some people are dumb!  Me, in particular.

UPDATE:  I'm dumber than I thought...

Referring to the code below, why waste time getting the time?  Just do:

function reload_image() {
  document.getElementById("rndimg").src+=1;
}

 Instead of AJAX, just change the src of the img tag.  This is what I use for CAPTCHA images now.

function reload_image() {
  var currentTime = new Date()
  document.getElementById("rndimg").src+=currentTime.getTime();
}


Boy, some people are just dumb.  Me, in particular.  UPDATE:  Say it again...

 

last edited on May 30th, 2010 at 4:33 PM

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