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Whitepaper: Using Ajax to Empower Dynamic Searching

by SourceForgeJan 01, 2008

The use of Ajax or Asynchronous JavaScript + XML, can result in Web applications that demonstrate the flexibility, responsiveness and usability traditionally found only in desktop software. To illustrate this, a repository metasearch user interface, OJAX, has been developed. It attempts to minimize upfront user investment and provide immediate dynamic feedback, thus encouraging experimentation and enabling enactive learning. This article introduces the Ajax approach to the development of interactive Web applications and discusses its implications. It then describes the OJAX user interface and illustrates how it can transform the user experience.