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Monday, April 03, 2006

ALE - Ajax Linking and Embedding

Just a quick note. Check out Zimbra's spec for ALE.

Its like OLE (Object Linking and Embedding in the Microsoft Office World-- the technology that allows you to embed excel docs in a word doc, etc.) Only ALE uses iframes that are ALE-enabled that can load ALE-aware components.

The applications for this are for richer blogs, wikis and personalized pages. It also seems applicable to apps like Writely to incorporate. Also it could be used in lieu of badges on blogs, allowing rich interaction to be embedded in a blog page.

I like the move to componentize functionality in the front end and make the back end service oriented. Makes for a clean architecture.

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Anonymous said...

I'm totally new to programming and I'm diving head-first into Ruby on Rails and AJAX and my blog is a self-challenge. Anyway I heard your name on the Web 2.0 Show podcast and had to bookmark you. Thanks for holding high the AJAX banner!

Philip said...

it also makes for more HTTP hits and worse performance.

Building a web site in components is good, but those components should be stitched together on the server.