Ajax type applications allow developers to update parts of a web page without needing to refresh the entire page. Click on a link and another area of the screen is updated, click a toggle arrow to expand and collapse an inline detail box, submit a form and receive confirmation without updating the page, and so on.
tags). ColdFusion 8 makes this type of interaction very simple by allowing controls to be bound to other controls, so that when one control changes (or an event occurs) a second control may be updated by making an asynchronous call to ColdFusion on the server.
To demonstrate this, here is a simple example. A list of art items is displayed in a