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I just came across this article on the web about the different ways to make Ajax calls with jQuery. A very good article and something you should check out. It’s very easy to read so you can be new to jQuery or a veteran like myself.
Check it out:
Now, just so you know, there are plugins for jQuery that give you other “interfaces” to call Ajax using jQuery… interfaces just being the function names you call to make the Ajax calls.
All you need to know now is the secret of retrieving external site data with Ajax without using a proxy via (.NET, Java, Python or PHP, etc.).