JavaScript AJAX Basics (retiring) jQuery and AJAX Posting Data with jQuery

Maarten Siem
Maarten Siem
5,466 Points

Caption says "HX"

In the caption on 0:06. It says "HX". I think it should be AJAX, right? In the previous video the same happens.

3 Answers

Jordan Cox
Jordan Cox
8,930 Points

Goedemiddag Maarten!

Yes you are correct. It should be AJAX. If I listen very closely, it also sounds like he says "HX" so I guess that's where the caption comes from :)

Hope that helps you! It should also be explicitly clear when using the captions!

All the best and good luck with your learning!

While your answer is quietly comical, or at least witty, it doesn't solve the problem for those hard-of-hearing or even deaf. The 'HX' still exists and isn't the only place where captions are incorrect. In fact, there's usually at least 1 incorrect caption per video.

Surprisingly, your speech recognition software is able to interpret "dollar dot get" as "$.get", despite the pronunciation of "get" sounding like "git", yet fails with AJAX.

The video transcript is also incorrect - surely it's not that hard for a team of people teaching how to code to have a read through the transcript and correct the grammar and spelling.

For a paid service this is very poor.

Norbert Kakuk
PRO
Norbert Kakuk
Pro Student 2,208 Points

Yes, i experienced this in some other cases too, especially aroud this stage of the JS track. I think someone did the subtitles after hearing, who is not familiar with the topics and/or IT, and was a bit too self confident to do this only after hearing. Altough, find+replace HX > Ajax and so one 'd heal it in most cases. I'd say, it's not neat, even if it's not that annoying.