GUIs - ruby on rails, rico

Ewan Higgs <>
Tue Sep 20 09:51:14 CEST 2005

> xmlhttp is an object included with most modern
> browsers which allows a
> scripting engine implemented in the browser to make
> asynchronous http
> gets, posts etc. it has the name xmlhttp because
> microsoft who came up
> with it evidently envisioned it for sending around
> xml.

For what it's worth, a lot of Dashboard widgets on OS
X use the XMLHttpRequest object to asynchronously
update their state.

Wikipedia's entry is suprisingly good for an article
on an API:


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