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XML HTTP Request Object

I don’t normally post programming stuff, but this is one I didn’t want to forget. The XML HTTP Request object is a method for client side Javascript to make HTTP requests. This might not be that new to some people, but I just ran across it reading about how Google’s new email service works (GMail). This site provides some good examples. It also doesn’t look that difficult to fall back to regular requests if the browser you are using doesn’t support this functionality. I am sure I will be using it in the future.