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hesham katon
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Joined: Dec 18, 2002
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Welcome Ryan Asleson and Nathaniel Schutta
Hello every one

- first it mentioned many times that "A" in AJAX stands for 'Asynchronous'
i am not native english , so i am still don't understand what is 'Asynchronous'
in fact i didn't find it in dictionary

- should i be expert in JavaScript to start learning Ajax , or I need only javascript basics ?

Thank you very much

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Bear Bibeault
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Asynchronous in this context means that while the AJAX request is processing, the web client is not blocked waiting for the response as occurs when you submit a form, for example.

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