"Now is the turning point. Forget that horid wait while 100K of HTML downloads when the application just wanted to update one field on the page.
The XMLHttpRequest object has made it's way into all the main browsers with it's recent introduction into Opera and Konqueror (sans the Konqueror bug).
This new form of web development now works on Internet Explorer 5, 5.5, 6, Mozilla, Firefox, Safari 1.2, Opera 8 Beta and Konqueror 3.3 (with a much needed patch).
Appeal to Konqueror users - please log into the KDE bugzilla and vote on this bug
so you to can experience this wonderful thing.
More details here: http://oss.metaparadigm.com/jsonrpc/ "
writes "Seen those funky remote scripting techniques employed by Orkut, Gmail and Google Suggests that avoid that oh so 80's page reloading (think IBM 3270 only slower). A fledgling standard is developing to allow this new breed of fast and highly dynamic web applications to flourish.
JSON-RPC is a simple remote procedure call protocol similar to XML-RPC although it uses the lightweight JSON format instead of XML (so it is much faster).
The XMLHttpRequest object (or MSXML ActiveX in the case of Internet Explorer) is used in the browser to call remote methods on the server without the need for reloading the page.
JSON-RPC-Java is a Java implementation of the JSON-RPC protocol.
Click below to read more about it.