May 26, 2005
In their essay on Ajax, the definition is:
Ajax isn’t a technology. It’s really several technologies, each flourishing in its own right, coming together in powerful new ways. Ajax incorporates:
- standards-based presentation using XHTML and CSS;
- dynamic display and interaction using the Document Object Model;
- data interchange and manipulation using XML and XSLT;
- asynchronous data retrieval using XMLHttpRequest;
The main benefits to Ajax are: minimized use of server resources and, as a result, performance. Read this blog entry for a more detailed explanation (and a .NET slant).