Apparently they use XMLHttpRequest, and there are a few (very few) pages out there explaining the technology behind Google Suggest (especially about how they are fetching suggestions almost real-time).
Originally posted by Jeroen Wenting: I've never heard of WinFS.
The WinFS is supposed to be the file system for Windows Longhorn. It was built on NTFS and uses NTFS. But, currently Microsoft is planning to release the initial version of Longhorn without WinFS (due to time constraints). They are thinking about providing an option to include WinFS as a plug-in sometime later.
Joined: Oct 12, 2000
thanks. Well there you have the answer. One is a real filesystem, the other a network representation of any filesystem.
Only problem is, JS does not work same on all clients and you end up writing same thing for n types of client. Earlier it was netscape and IE, but now I think you have to test it on FireFox, IE 5, IE6, Opera etc.
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Joined: Mar 11, 2002
Anybody heard about Direct Web Remoting? Looks like it can be a Java alternative to achieve the same functionality.