Wednesday, March 30, 2005

[Internet] What is Ajax

What is Ajax? According to this well-written article, it's:
Ajax isn’t a technology. It’s really several technologies, each flourishing in its own right, coming together in powerful new ways. Ajax incorporates:
  • standards-based presentation using XHTML and CSS;
  • dynamic display and interaction using the Document Object Model;
  • data interchange and manipulation using XML and XSLT;
  • asynchronous data retrieval using XMLHttpRequest;
  • and JavaScript binding everything together.

Phew... I had thought it's yet another standard with which I would have to start from zero. Kinda lazy you see...