What is AJAX?
- HTML and CSS
- XML and XSLT
Ajax allows displaying web pages with interactive, efficient and quick interfaces, the benefits behind ajax have pushed several web developers to program websites by implementing ajax, web giants like Google, effectively utilize ajax in their web applications like Gmail and Google Maps.
While on first impressions using the collection of the above 4 technologies to develop a website may appear to be baffling, digging in further you will find it no different to a writing a script using syntax similar to ordinary web development technologies like Ajax. Let's look at the above aspects in a little more detail:
- HTML and CSS
Short for Hyper Text Markup Language and Cascading Style Sheet, this is used for presenting the data on your web page including text and images; it basically comprises of the interface and is not part of the processing in most cases.
- XMLHttpRequest, XML and XSLT
XML and XSLT is used to interchange the data presented in the web page and XMLHttpRequest is the main aspect behind Ajax that distinguishes its functionality from other web development techniques, it allows processing data using the web server asynchronously.
Ajax can work with almost all mainstream programming languages like HTML, asp.net, perl, etc. The rapid shift with webmasters using ajax for their website interface is quickly making ajax a vital requirement for web developers to be familiar with.