What is AJAX ?
By arungupta on Dec 08, 2006
AJAX achieves this using the combination of following set of technologies:
- XHTML and CSS for presentation
- DOM for accessing parts of the page that needs to be refreshed
- XMLHttpRequest for asynchronous exchange with the server
- XML, Text or HTML as the format for data exchange
AJAX enables rich internet applications and is one of the most prominent technology to enable principles of Web 2.0. Read how Gmail, Google Suggest and Google Maps use AJAX to provide a richer, faster and more usable interaction. In my next blog entry, I'll talk about jMaki and my experience of developing a Web application using the recently released jMaki 1.0 beta.