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What does AJAX mean?


Question asked by: mrquestion

Asked on: 04 Jan 2010

This stands for asynchronous JavaScript and XML.

What it refers to is a method of basically responding to user input on the fly rather than requiring some sort of page refresh and will either query XML sources or perhaps a database that will return data in the relevant format for the javascript to process.

A classic example of a use of AJAX is something like a search tool that gives you options, like on google - start typing and it suggests what you might be searching for based on popular searches that other people have done using the letters that you have entered so far. This is achieved using AJAX.

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