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XMLHttpRequest (XHR) API

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XMLHttpRequest (XHR) is a Javascript object that is used to send HTTP or HTTPS requests directly to a web server and load the server response data directly back into the script.

API Name Summary
XMLHttpRequest XMLHttpRequest allows JavaScript to make HTTP requests, and is the most basic part of AJAX. It allows a website to dynamically request more content, without reloading the entire page.

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Portions of this content come from the Microsoft Developer Network: Windows Internet Explorer API reference Article