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Where did Ajax came from?

Jesus Angeles
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Of the materials/books I have read, I always get the 'its been here since 19xx, and only when google used it that it became popular'.

Exactly where did ajax came from? e.g. it appeared with javascript 1.2, etc.

Also is ajax a nickname for a functionality only, not separate technology, and that it is just a part of javascript? Also, we can do synchronous, and we actually do, so why 'asynchronous'?
Bear Bibeault
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The term Ajax has often come under fire not only because it doesn't have to be asynchonous (though I've never come a across a use where I used it synchonously) but often does not employ XML.

But the term has stuck and now most everyone knows what it means when you use it.
[ April 10, 2007: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]

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