Jamis Buck wrote:
>
> Innapropriate or not, it's certainly easier to talk about "Ajax" than
> "that technique that uses XMLHttpRequest to send asynchronous requests
> to the server via Javascript without having to reload the page."
> That's the point, I think--not that something new has been discovered,
> but that a label has been given to that thing to make it easier to
> discuss. I'd even go so far as to posit that the reason Ajax has taken
> so long to really start gaining attention is because there's not been
> an easy way to talk about it.
>
> Think about design patterns. Most people agree that these are good
> things. However, most of these patterns are not new--it's just that
> they've recently been given names to facilitate discussion about them.
>
> When you give something a name, you can define and then hide an entire
> host of assumptions behind it. That's where the value comes from.

Yes, that is precisely why I made the original post that started this
thread -- I was thrilled to find a name for this.

Curt