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The OpenAjax Alliance is once again finding it tough to enlist support for its projects, despite representing some of the biggest players - with the most resources - in software biz and on online. The 2008 Open Ajax Alliance InteropFest a project set up in June to promote compatibility demonstrations for AJAX tools, libraries, …

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Anonymous Coward

Dispatch war rocket Ajax to bring back...

Ajax is a made up term, not even original, and JavaScript has always been open.

The term Ajax has done more harm than good, it is JavaScript nothing more nothing less.

JavaScript is a good embedded scripting language, it hits the sweet spot just right.

When you start adding libraries (and I use the term loosely), you add complexity to the script that needn't be there. JavaScript can run quite lean and mean, but not with a load of Don'tJo, Untaculous, or lets use a base of Javascript and amutotype from there.

Call it EMCAScript or JavaScript and be done with it - then there might be interest, but Ajax as a concept is just wrong. See, no one wants the VBScripters, they do everyone's heads in, and that is what AJAX was encouraging.

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I like jquery alot

But that's not really ajax I guess, although it is a library. Adobe Spry is pretty natty. It has very good documentation which is the hardest thing to come by for an AJAX framework.

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Anonymous Coward

Apathy

Meh.

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What's it all about.

That's it really. What is OpenAjax all about. Every time I hear about them, I go visit the site to see what's going on, and what's happening.

The answer is always: "nothing much"

What's the point: "not sure"

What are they trying to achieve ???

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XUL will rule

I get the feeling that some AJAX is pushing javascript too far.

I also get a nice warm fuzzy feeling when checking out XUL - check out the FireFTP FireFox add-on to see what's possible.

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