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Tuesday, March 15, 2005


There was a bit of a flurry in the blogosphere the other week following an article published by Adaptive Path. The article named and explained a combination of technologies that are starting to be used by the likes of Google for some of their clever applications: AJAX. The acronym stands for Asynchronous Javascript + XML, and the two examples they give are Google Suggest and Google Maps, though I'm sure there'll be many more.

I'm sure there are ways that we might be able to use this on Economist.com. Search is an obvious target, or it could make the new Site Tour more interactive. I'm not sure how AJAX fits with accessibility guidelines, though. I suspect we would still need a "regular" version available alongside?
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