Ajax is a famous football club?

September 20, 2005

A friend told me: which will dorminate the desktop? the thin client, or the fat client? No, they are not.

The most glamorous technology in current web applications is Ajax.

Ajax is not the name of the famous football club at Netherland. It stands for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, defined by wikipedia. It’s a series of technologies which incorporates:

  • # Standards-based presentation using XHTML and CSS;
  • # Dynamic display and interaction using the DOM;
  • # Data interchange and manipulation using XML and XSLT;
  • # Asynchronous data retrieval using XMLHttpRequest;
  • # and JavaScript binding everything together.