23 Feb


At last, I don’t have to say “XMLHTTPRequest” anymore, when trying to describe how a lot of the code I write works.

Only a few days ago, Jesse James Garrett wrote an article, which may be where the term AJAX (Asynchronous Javascript and XML) was coined.

Although it certainly irks me that XML is part of the definition, where XML is actually rarely used in these applications, I must admit it’s much easier to say. When you think about, AJAX is only two syllables long, while XMLHTTPRequest is a mouth-twisting nine.

My most popular AJAX script at the moment is the XMLHTTPRequest Calendar (AJAX Calendar sounds better), which was later made into a WordPress plugin by the name of Livecalendar.

I’d also like to point out that WebME CMS uses an AJAX shoppingcart, which has attracted a few positive comments.