AJAX, n. acronym ord Bi
1. Method of making HTTP server
fetching the server response without
reloading the web browser. Short
XML. Uses the XMLHTTPRequest
as to w
2. Bloody overused!
Ajax hit your server and get some data from
in a Nutshell
A way to
No server requests?
it without making your poor user reload the
whole stinkin' page. (You can send data to the It ain't Ajax.
server, too, such as form submissions.) The
HTTP request is normal, just done from
Ajax Code Packages
Just the good ones!
Wha? XML? Prototype.js
Despite the name, XML doesn't have to be
involved. Some Ajax packages let you offload
data formatting work to your back end so you
Useful Firefox Extensions
serializing stuff. Prototype.js is one of them.
& Greasemonkey Scripts
the road from here Live HTTP Headers
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framework. Ruby on Rails and its clones have
Ajax support baked in. For other languages,
packages to the right.
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