What is AJAX? AJAX at a glance

AJAX (asynchronous JavaScript and XML) isnt a new technology. Rather, its a method of using several existing technologies including CSS, JavaScript, XHTML, XML, and XSLT to develop Web applications that look and act like desktop software. Jesse James Garrett, director of user experience strategy and a founding partner of Adaptive Path, coined the term in a paper he published on the Adaptive Path Web site in February. The term asynchronous refers to the way AJAX applications communicate with their host servers. Under the old model, the Web browser refreshes the current window each time a user performs some action that initiates a request for new data from the server. - AJAX at a glance | InfoWorld | Analysis | 2005-10-17 | By Amit Asaravala

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