Thursday, August 11, 2005

Using the XMLHttpRequest Object and AJAX to Spy On You

Work related. Read later.


We used to do something like this at work (not quite so bad about spying and stuff), but in some cases, the "Cancel" button on our web forms were hooked up to email the actual form as it was filled out to "some guy" for whatever nefarious purposes, instead of simply discarding and returning to the previous page.

What some of they are talking about (AJAX) isn't necessarily related to AJAX, but instead what people are realizing about the amount of control that JS gives you within the browser.