[FoRK] Why AJAX?

Gavin Thomas Nicol gtn
Mon Oct 10 21:32:51 PDT 2005

On Oct 11, 2005, at 12:02 AM, Reza B'Far wrote:

> It used to be that a user transaction meant a screen
> refresh which is ugly, ugly, ugly ...

That's why people used hidden frames (especially iframes)... useful  
for debugging too because you could see the content before it was  

> 1)  Ability to create far richer user interfaces by hiding server-side
> transactions.

Been there, done that.

> 2)  Ability to have truely isolated UI components without  
> declarative crap
> (XML config files, etc.) that you can put together to make new  
> components
> (more PAC like than MVC like).

OK.... but that's more a methodology than a technology.

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