September 15, 2005

AJAX:Getting Started - Devmo

AJAX is a newly coined term for two powerful JavaScript features that have been around for years, but were overlooked by many web developers until recently when applications such as Gmail, Google suggest and Google Maps hit the streets.

The two JavaScript features in question are that you can:

- Make requests to the server without reloading the page
- Parse and work with XML documents

The term AJAX is an acronym. Its A is for "asynchronous", meaning that you can make an HTTP request to the server and do other stuff while waiting for the response. JA is for "JavaScript" and X is for "XML".

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