[thelist] AJAX Tip

Christian Heilmann codepo8 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 5 05:33:26 CDT 2006

> <tip type="AJAX Image Script" author="Hershel Robinson">
> Just saw this today:
> http://www.huddletogether.com/projects/lightbox2/
> provides a very nice method to 'show larger image' right on the page.
> </tip>

Steady on! Lightbox is a very cool script, no doubt, but it has
nothing to do with AJAX, let's not confuse matters.

AJAX means using XMLHTTPRequest to talk to the server, all lightbox
does is load an image.

While Lightbox can work locally and without a server no AJAX solution
can (without HTTP).

Don't get too excited.

And yes, lightbox is not Web2.0 either :-)

Chris Heilmann
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