This is a little later than I hoped, but better late than never. So I present to you another function designed to demonstrate the power of server-side scriting when used in conjunction with client-side technologies: the Refresher function.
This simple-to-use function takes the grunt out of creating a lightweight, semantic, standards-compliant updateable element on a web page using DOM scripting, also known as AJAX. Take a look at the experiment and demo page and let me know what you think. Of course it’s available for you to use under a GPL licence.