It's been fun watching all the hype fly around AJAXapplication programming over the past year or so. Especially funconsidering that XMLHttpRequest has been in existence since June 2000.Even prior to that, while working at Netscape/Mozilla, I recallconsidering transferring application state via cookies, overnon-page-transitioning HTTP 200 responses. The demands of other Geckonetworking layer optimizations derailed any prototyping on that front.That was probably a good thing considering using cookies as a transportmechanism would have been woefully underpowered; hurray for XML overHTTP!
It does make me wonder what really kicked off the AJAX rage(including the acronym). I heard something about someone using theacronym in a blog posting somewhere, and that gave everyone a hook tohang their hat.