Does IE Mobile Support AJAX? Guess what? Yes, it does!!!
I have been asked about AJAX development support for Internet Explorer Mobile (running on Windows Mobile-based devices). The short answer is: YES, IE Mobile on Windows Mobile 2003 and later supports AJAX! The long answer was given last year by Kevin Grey, SDET on the IE Mobile Team, on this great post:
If you are wondering how you can use AJAX on your website and have it function well from your Windows Mobile browser, here are a couple things you should know:
- On Smartphone/PocketPC 2003
- innerText and innerHTML Properties are only supported on div and span elements
- Form elements are scriptable as well
- On Windows Mobile 5
- innerText and innerHTML Properties are supported on all elements
- In addition there is support for document.all and the style object
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