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XHR ... still has that letter 'X'

2006-02-04 00:03:00

Just heard an acronym today that I thought was pretty cool. I'm sure I'm late joining in with the cool kids, but today was the first time I heard XMLHttpRequest referred to as 'XHR.'

This is fantastic, since I've been tripping over this horribly named term for a couple of years now.

Sure, it's an acronym of acronyms, but who cares? It's so much easier to say. For me now, it's simply 'XHR.' No more wondering why XML is all caps, and HTTP is not. No more falling on my face trying to spit it out during an impassioned tech discussion.

Best of all, it still has that letter 'X' in it.

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