Google Suggest, the latest bag of tricks from Google Labs, is a perfect example of how modern web applications are breaking out of the mold and becoming more interactive. It uses XMLHttpRequest to run queries against Google as yout type, proving an auto-complete box with the most likely results. As you might expect from Google, it’s slick, intuitive and fits right in to their bare-bones interface.
XMLHttpRequest is a technology with amazing potential, and this is just the tip of the iceburg. The web’s about to get a whole lot richer.