AJAX - History of XMLHttpRequest


AJAX - History of XMLHttpRequest

  • XMLHttpRequest was formerly initiated by Microsoft.
  • It was later taken over by Mozilla, Apple, and Google. 
  • Currently it is being regulated under the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG). 
  • XMLHttpRequest handles not just XML data but all kinds of data. 
  • It extends its protocol support to HTTP and FTP.

Syntax for creating a XMLHttpRequest Object

var myRequest = new XMLHttpRequest();
  • This initiates the use of XMLHttpRequest code in the coding part. This object can be used to send request and receive response to / from the server.