Handling AJAX timeouts gracefully

We’ve been struggling to figure out how to handle an AJAX application when one of its web services becomes unavailable. The problem at least for me was how to check with JavaScript to see if a web service is down. After hitting a roadblock with JavaScript, I found this post today on using Prototype to return a “network down” message if the web service is not available. Simple, clean and slick…

via Ajaxian

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