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Fast FAQ Session with ACP

You want to make sure all of the pages on your web site are user-friendly. That goes double for your FAQ page. If you have a frequently-asked questions page that's very long, however, download times can make this challenging. Fortunately, there is a way to make such a page download quickly.

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June 08, 2009
  1. · Fast FAQ Session with ACP
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  3. · Summary of FAQ Page Features
  4. · The Code
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You have some Frequency Asked Question web pages that are very long. With such pages you normally have many questions as the page starts, and then you have the answers below the questions. The questions are links to the answers below on the same page. The problem with this type of page is that it takes a long time to download.

In this article I will show you how to use the technology of Active Client Pages to make such a page download fast. You need basic knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, Ajax and Perl to understand this article.

What are Active Client Pages?

The technology of Active Client Pages (ACP) was discovered by Vlad Podvorny in the years 2002-2003 and Chuck Bradley in the year 2006. I have made some innovations to it. I define Active Client Pages as the production of HTML pages at the client computer by the browser using web technology. 

The secret of Active Client Pages lies in the fact that after the first page has been downloaded by the browser, other pages or data are downloaded in advance in the background, without the user knowing, and stored in an HTML master page (or frameset). This master page (or frameset) is the first page downloaded.

By the time the user has finished reading or otherwise dealing with the first page, the information for the next few pages has arrived at the browser. When the user needs the next page, the browser displays it from the store (master page).

What I have said in the above paragraph suits complicated projects. We shall use a simple project, however, to illustrate the way this technology works. 

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