I know of a project for PHP working on this called JPSpan.

http://jpspan.sourceforge.net/wiki/doku.php

It would be nice to have a JRSpan ;) Will have to take a closer look at Ajax.

Douglas

On Sun, 27 Feb 2005 09:33:13 +0900, Curt Hibbs <curt / hibbs.com> wrote:
> Dick Davies wrote:
> >
> > * Curt Hibbs <curt / hibbs.com> [0255 22:55]:
> > > What I think we'll see someday, a new set of smart components integrated
> > > into web app frameworks that render GUI components in the browser that
> > > automatically know how to talk to their corresponding
> > server-side objects
> > > for behind-the-scenes data transfer. This would make it much
> > easier to build
> > > web apps whose GUI is as responsive as a desktop app (well... at least
> > > closer).
> >
> > Isn't this what Borges and Seaside do?
> 
> If they do, I'm not aware of it.
> 
> As far as I know they support continuation-based control flow so that your
> server side app can be written with more of a sequential control flow. But
> the client side browser still refreshes its display with a sequence of
> discreet web pages.
> 
> What we are talking about with Ajax support is a component on a web page can
> talk to the server to get new data and then redisplay itself *without* the
> rest of the displayed web page being affected or touched in any way.
> 
> Curt
> 
>