Ajax to display a database as list?

I think I’ve seen examples of this - can anyone suggest a way to use ajax to display a list from a database? (my server is php enabled).

Get AJAX to send a request to a php script when a specified event occurs.

The php script then retrieves the required records from the database using mysql_query.

Loop through the returned records in the php script and generate the html for the list - a <select>, <ul>, <ol> or some other list (you didn’t specify the type of list)

The AJAX function then receives the html returned by the php script.

Output the returned html to your web page.