Interesting write-up about a technique they call ‘Ajax’, which is :
- – 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;
Think of GMail, Google Maps, Google Suggest, Flickr. A technique I have used myself a couple of times over the last few years, although not for a complete app, but some parts of it.
Read it at Adaptive Path.
And have a look at my ajax resource page.