Since XMLHTTP is becoming more and more important I thought I'd create a linkdump, both for my own future reference and for other developers. Additions and comments will be gratefully accepted.
- Since XMLHTTP is a Microsoft invention, let's start at the source:
the MSDN IXMLHTTPRequest detail page. As far as I know all browsers support the methods and properties mentioned here. (And what does the
I mean? I have no idea.)
Link subject to sudden death, as are all MSDN links.
- To restore the equilibrium, let's take a look at the nsIXMLHttpRequest Interface Reference, which, one assumes, gives current and correct information about Mozilla's take on XMLHTTP. Nonetheless I found to my chagrin that some Mozilla documents portray an ideal situation instead of the actual current state of affairs. Use with some care.
- A second Mozilla-centric list of methods and properties, slightly more documented than the previous one, can be found at XULPLanet's XMLHTTPRequest pages.
- The most complete, though somewhat technical, description of XMLHTTP can be found at AppleDev's Dynamic HTML and XML: The XMLHttpRequest Object article written by Danny Goodman. One assumes all described methods and properties are tested in Safari.
- The best gentle introduction for the less technically inclined is Drew McLellan's Very Dynamic Web Interfaces article on XML.com.
- Jim Ley, finally, keeps a good balance between technicalities and gentle introductions in his Using the XML HTTP Request object.
If you know of other important articles and resources, please add a comment.
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