Originally Posted by M2
Ajax is amazing stuff. As much as you like it now, you're going to love it as you see more of the stuff it can do. Real-time, self-updating game threads are coming in the not-too-distant future. In fact, if MLB.com opens up the API for Gamecast in the next year or two we'll probably be able to grab that and run it at the top of a real-time game thread.
Anyway, the first troubleshoot with Ajax is checking the user browser. If you can use Google Maps, you can use Ajax. If not, then you'll need to update your browser.
You said it. Ajax has so many applications that it can turn any boring normal website into an active application. Just adding a post without actually posting the page is remedial compared to its potential.
Gamethreads with an active update using ajax is making me drool!
IE7 will be putting xmlhttp into the browser rather than using activex. Should be great.