XML - Managing Data Exchange/XMLHTTP
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Purpose[edit | edit source]
The main function of the XMLHttpRequest object is that it provides an easy way for webpages to receive updated information from servers without having to refresh the whole webpage. As a result, the webserver’s processing load is reduced and the user receives information faster without seeing any interruptions in service.
Future Application[edit | edit source]
The XMLHttpRequest object has many improvements over the existing data exchange methods. Many developers still rely on Common Gateway Interchange (CGI) for data exchange. Since CGI has no adequate restriction about the format of data, XML usage is relatively pointless from a data exchange standpoint. Utilizing the inherent abilities of XMLHttp will remove the inadequacies originating from the widespread use of CGI. The XMLHttpRequest object provides a more adequate approach for real-time content delivery than existing development methods.