AOL Bets Big on AJAXBy Darryl K. Taft | Posted 2006-10-25 Print
In a keynote at The AJAX Experience conference here, William Morris, vice president of products and technology, who works at AOL's Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View, Calif., said AJAX technologies and AJAX-style development has been a cornerstone of AOL's advancement on the Web.
For his part, Morris said AJAX is one of the underlying design principles used by AOL to create the company's most popular applications and services that are used by millions of people around the world.
Indeed, the company is looking ahead and helping to build accessibility standards for AJAX, Morris said. The company's future direction also includes continued work with open-source technologies and standards bodies, as well as working to develop, consume and publish microformats, he said.
Microformats are markups that enable expression of semantics in an HTML (or XHTML) Web page.
One of the new initiatives AOL is working on is its new Web AIM (AOL's Instant Messenger) APIs, Morris said. The Web AIM APIs allow easy and seamless integration of AIM functionality into Web pages, he said.
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