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Old February 5th, 2009, 06:30 AM
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hi there

i just want to know what is Ajax give it to me in a nutshell
and it's relationship to JavaScript

Is Ajax exclusively used only with JavaScript

Thank you so much for your time in answering
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Here's a Wrox.com article "What is Ajax" by Chris Ullman from his book Beginning Ajax that should get you started.
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Nice article. I'm one of those criticizers of Ajax, though not of the concepts. I just feel it is now over-used. I find it in places that have no need of it. And/or in places where there are simpler (and faster) solutions. When used with JSON, especially, there are clearly faster and easier solutions available (specifically, hidden IFRAMEs where you dump in an a JS array ready-to-go so you don't need the hassle of the eval( ) that JSON needs).

But never mind. AJAX is still clearly the right solution for many, many problems and that article does a nice job of getting the concepts straight for beginners.

p.s.: Here's a funny: You *could* use "AJAX" without using JavaScript and without using XML. That is, *IF* your audience exclusively used MSIE, you could use all the same concepts and code in VBScript with, say, CSV-style text data. So what should we call it then? "ABAC"?? <grin/>
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thanks for the reply i really appreciate it..

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p.s.: Here's a funny: You *could* use "AJAX" without using JavaScript and without using XML. That is, *IF* your audience exclusively used MSIE, you could use all the same concepts and code in VBScript with, say, CSV-style text data. So what should we call it then? "ABAC"?? <grin/>
It also doesn't have to asynchronous, so Synchronous VBScript and JSON, SVAJ...
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LOL!!!! LOVE IT!

Of course, it would no longer by JSON. It would be VBSON. SVAB. Ehhh...this is getting silly. I guess the real lesson here is that there are just too many ways to skin this particular cat.


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