[thelist] AJAX Tip

Christian Heilmann codepo8 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 5 15:22:27 CDT 2006

> John Dowdell wrote:
> > People mean both things by this term [ajax] these days.
> Which is a shame, because it's very clear what 'ajax' stands for. We
> have an acronymn for the other stuff: dhtml (or dom).


just including prototype followed by an alert('hello world'); doesn't
make a script AJAX. And especially fading and moving and zooming
doesn't. This is DHTML.

It took us quite a while to get JavaScript up to a recognised
development skill, let's not confuse matters by mixing and matching
terminology or even repeat the mistakes of the past. A interface that
_needs_  JavaScript to work is just not clever, no matter how fancy it

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