GUIs - ruby on rails, rico
Wed Sep 21 18:19:59 CEST 2005
2005/9/21, Joe Armstrong (AL/EAB) <joe.armstrong@REDACTED>:
> BTW - why is it called XMLHTTP? - as far as I can see there is absolutly no
> requirement for the server responding to requests with XML - the server can reply with
> it feels like with the result.
Because of this method on the object:
readonly attribute Document responseXML
It was probably believed that XML would be the best and the only way for message
passing. There are alternatives such as JSON.
I guess nothing stops us from just calling the object HttpRequest...
except the induced
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