I dont think this post was ment to sound so Noobish, but this is the thing, ive been reading alot about javascript, ive even purchased the orielly definative guide, and im learning lots, but there is a problem.

Whenever i hear the term ajax my brain wonders of into a next universe and i get lost.

Basically the question is this:

Is Ajax basically JavaScript and DOM? Or is Ajax a totally seperate language thats nothing like Javascript?

And for the record, Ecmascript is just also Javascript.

Thanks for the help.