Sunday, August 10, 2008

What did I do?

My friend sounded worried on phone
Friend: I was reading through my Google reader items and suddenly it showed a message "Oops, unable to complete task, try again later ". What does that mean?

Me: On yeah when you read through the items, Reader does some server calls in the background, perhaps to mark that post was read by you. It had connection problem so it was not able to complete the task and thats why the message.

Friend: But the point is, I am not the one who started that task. Reader did it automatically and when failed its asking ME to try again. Funny.

Me: Hmm Hmm
So is there a better way to convey the error happened on a non user initiated Ajax call? Or is it needed at all?
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