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Someone can explain why sites like stackoverflow are using 'classical' pagination rather than AJAX pagination?

  • I mean with classical pagination the common links on bottom of the page to nex page, last page, etc. Sample: stackexchange
  • AJAX pagination will be like datables control

closed as primarily opinion-based by JonW Feb 14 '17 at 16:49

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  • They only people who could answer this properly are the people who created/maintain Stack Overflow. So unless they stop by here, I am not sure you will get a good answer. – SteveD Feb 14 '17 at 15:59
  • We can only make assumptions. If you want to know reasoning behind certain design decisions of sites in the Stack Exchange platform then you can look over posts at meta.stackexchange.com as that's the site for discussing Stack Exchange the platform. – JonW Feb 14 '17 at 16:50
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I would think advertisements would be the number one reason.

Possibly also just legacy stuff. maybe the data isn't available in a format that makes sense to deliver via ajax and there's no real significant pay off to switching it.

  • Nice argument (advertisements). I don't believe on legacy stuff on sites like this. – danihp Feb 14 '17 at 15:49

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