[clug-progsig] AJAX Intro
cory at syvenky.ca
Mon Nov 14 18:52:09 PST 2005
Unfortunately, I've been neck deep in ASP.NET development lately. I
know 3rd party developers in this environment are sure bleeding edge
adopters. I remember strolling across some libraries to aid in
AJAX .NET development and component developers like Infragisics
offering their latest wares as AJAX-enabled.
I'm all for it, it seems like everybody is still very eager to make
web applications function just like native desktop applications,
slowly but surely we are finding work-arounds for the constrains of
HTML/HTTP. I don't think that AJAX is as exciting as something like
web services, but richer controls on the web have been needed for years.
As I understand all AJAX requires some type of HTTPXML parser. I
think this happens in the browser, does that mean we are going to
have 2-3 sets of browser specific code again? I have bad memories of
writing cross-browser specific DHTML code.
On 12-Nov-05, at 2:47 AM, Shawn wrote:
> The O'Reilly Newsletter made reference to a page with an
> introduction to AJAX
> information from
> a server, and then modify your web page with this info, without
> your web pages. The article takes you through a simple set up, to
> a more
> advanced setup (though still relatively easy to understand). It
> getting plain text responses, as well as XML responses, and how to
> through the XML to add content to your page. This can be a very very
> powerful tool - Google Maps is a sample of AJAX in action.
> I've been using a system similar to this for years (and have
> mentioned it on
> this list before). I use a hidden IFRAME, and use JS to set the
> src property
> of the IFRAME to a server side page. That server side page generates
> removes the need for an IFRAME, and can make management of the code
> a little
> Has anyone been working with AJAX and would like to share their
> thoughts/experiences or lessons learned? For me, AJAX is still very
> academic. I haven't yet had need to use it - all my apps are based
> on the
> iframe approach - maybe the next app.
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