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When do you NOT want to use a library for XmlHttpRequest?

Simple question - assuming we are talking about an app that is at least moderately sized (not a one-off or prototype), when would you not want to use a library or some sort of wrapper around the XmlHttpRequest object?

I had some discussions at work recently about this, where I was pushing for DWR and others were pushing for doing straight XHR to Struts actions keep it simpler with “one architecture” for less experienced developers.

What do you think?

(also: yet another way to do xhr, via fueled software (btw, why not use for...each?))[javascript] this.createAJAX = function() { this.failed = true; try { this.xmlhttp = new XMLHttpRequest(); this.failed = false; } catch (e) { var progIds = ['MSXML2.XMLHTTP', 'Microsoft.XMLHTTP', 'MSXML2.XMLHTTP.5.0', 'MSXML2.XMLHTTP.4.0', 'MSXML2.XMLHTTP.3.0']; for (var iterator = 0; (iterator < progIds.length) && ( ! this.success); iterator ++) { try { this.xmlhttp = new ActiveXObject(progIds[iterator]); this.failed = false; } catch (e) {} } } }; [/javascript]