Updated: 12/31/2022 by Computer Hope
asynchronous JavaScript

First coined by Jesse James Garrett, AJAX is short for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML and describes web applications that use a combination of the following technologies.

  • CSS (cascading style sheets)
  • DOM (document object model)
  • XHTML (extensible hypertext markup language)
  • XML (extensible markup language)
  • XSLT (extensible stylesheet language transformations)

AJAX allows a web page to display and update changes in the web browser without interruption, even while data is being transmitted to and from the server. Gmail is one example of a web application that utilizes AJAX.

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