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Joshua Allen's Blog One of Silverlight’s advantages over Flash is the relatively effortless interop with AJAX. The other day, I needed to mash up some JSON data from various sites, and found it pretty easy to use AJAX to circumvent the crossdomain.xml restriction. Both Flash and Silverlight allow you to “mash up” data from other web sites, but only if that site has a crossdomain.xml policy file defined. This sucks if you are calling a service like FriendFeed, who can’t make up their mind. If you’re doing pure AJAX, you can get around these cross-domain restrictions by using JSON. One of Silverlight’s advantages over Flash is the relatively effortless interop with AJAX. The other day, I needed to mash up some JSON data from various sites, and found it pretty easy to use AJAX to circumvent the crossdomain.xml restriction. In the next month or two, my team will releas... (more)