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Google announced and released instant search, a feature that combines instant dynamic results with predictions to instantly populate the page with results as you type. Dynamic Results - Google dynamically displays relevant search results as you type so you can quickly interact and click through to the web content you need. Predictions - One of the key technologies in Google Instant is that we predict the rest of your query (in light gray text) before you finish typing. See what you need? Stop typing, look down and find what you’re looking for. Scroll to search - Scroll through predictions and see results instantly for each as you arrow down. Here’s a video that explains Google Instant in greater depth: Google posted a few hours after the launch that "you may see fluctuations in traffic for organic keywords", which could translated into, oh, btw, you might need to re... (more)

ajaxCFC port for the Model-Glue Framework

ajaxCFC port for the Model-Glue FrameworkThe latest fad in the Model-Glue list has been AJAX. How to incorporate Ajax requests to the Model-Glue framework. Is it pointing directly to the model? To the controller? or going thru the full cycle by pointing to index, then controller, model, back to the controller, and passing arguments back to the view? I ported ajaxCFC to work with Model-Glue and it came out great. It works just like any other MG event, where you have to define it in the config.xml, create a listener, use the controller, models, and views... it's beautiful. All ajax... (more)

Uploading A File Via AJAX

Posted At : August 1, 2006 11:13 PM | Posted By : Rob Gonda Related Categories: ajax It is not possible. Lol, well, ok.... the XMLHttpRequest cannot send multipart/form-data, therefore, cannot upload files. There are two ways around this: 1) Use an iframe. This can be transparent, e.g. using the dojo.io.bind will do it automatically. 2) Use a pixel Flash movie. You can create a 1 pixel flash movie, interface with it using the external interface (Flash 8 required), and use the Flash buffer classes (Flash 9 required) to upload the file. The nice thing about this is that you get the tot... (more)

What Is AJAX?

(October 7, 2005) - AJAX isn't a technology, or a language, and there's no recipe to implement it; it's just a combination of various components to achieve something you otherwise couldn't: asynchronous http requests. However, since early 2005, when Google and Flickr popularized the concept, its use has grown rapidly. The name AJAX is short for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. It uses the JavaScript XMLHttpRequest function to create a tunnel from the client's browser to the server and transmit information back and forth without having to refresh the page. The data travels in XML ... (more)

AJAX: Making the HTML User Experience Almost As Pleasant as Flash

AJAX can make the HTML user experience almost as pleasant as Flash. The main advantage of Flash, in spite of its vector animations, is that you never reload the page. Flash Remoting allows you to interface with the server in the background and AJAX does exactly the same for HTML pages. In my previous article, "What's AJAX?" (CFDJ, Vol. 7, issue 9), I covered the basics of AJAX - everything from setting it up, all the way to having it running in an MVC design with basic functionality. Thus far, we have only sent and received simple objects, which is good way to understand the pri... (more)