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.

http://developer.apple.com/macosx/dashboard.html
http://developer.apple.com/internet/webcontent/xmlhttpreq.html
http://developer.apple.com/samplecode/SampleRSS/SampleRSS.html

Wikipedia's entry is suprisingly good for an article
on an API:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XMLHttpRequest

Ewan


		
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