JavaRanch Journal - January 2006 Volume 5 Issue 1: "Ajax: A New Approach to Web Applications
by Eric Pascarello
It may be a surprise to some, but Ajax has been around for a long time; it's just that no one put a cleaning name to it until of late. And yes, Microsoft did implement it and others copied it (others copy Microsoft?) I am glad they did so this could take off. Ajax is supported by all of the major Web browsers now available.