So, the thing is, from a technical standpoint, what’s described isn’t really asynchronous.
In the middleware community, however, the formal definition of asynchrony refers to the capability of sending a message at any time, in either direction. AJAX provides the upstream direction, but HTTP would appear to make server-initiated transmission impossible.
In a sense the architecture of the applications described as Ajax is actually synchronous. (It’s not really important that you understand or agree with that, just keep in mind that the word ‘synchronous’ starts with ’s.‘)
Which would mean that it’s more like SJAX, or maybe even Syjax, which I think people should pronounce “Sajak.”
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