Google AJAX API loader

August 14, 2007

Over the last few months, many of you provided input requesting that we take an active role in addressing namespace clutter in our JavaScript based APIs. Based on your feedback, this morning we updated the documentation in a way that we feel addresses your concerns while also respecting the considerable investment you have made in your applications. The AJAX Search API and the Google Maps API are now fully integrated with the common loader first introduced with the AJAX Feed API. This loader makes it easier to use multiple Google AJAX APIs on the same page and helps avoid global namespace clutter by using a unified namespace (with the google. prefix) across them.

We hope you find value in the simplifications made possible through the loader, and that you find the new naming scheme rational and useful. If you feel like transitioning your code to this new scheme, we would love to hear your thoughts. If you would prefer to leave your working code alone, thats fine too. The choice is yours and we'll continue to update and maintain the G* naming scheme alongside the google.* naming scheme.

For more information see the Knowledge Base.