There was something? I’m not sure … the fuzzy grey in my brain recollects that perhaps there was coding on the web before the buzzword of the year hit us.
Anyway, have been finding more cool articles about, among other things, Ajax. Gregory Wild-Smith at Twilight Universe gives some wisdom on the newly coined term. Which seems to be, as the post says … "Remote Scripting is a whole group of techniques, AJAX is just a sub-group."
His site has a lot of other cool stuff on it. I’m having a look at his S(imple)A(jax)C(ode)K(it) toolkit.