We keep getting requests to support Ajax in the Wicket framework. Apparently, Ajax is HOT, and supporting it will be cool. But should a framework always cater to the latest fad and have it working? What if some alternative technology arrives (Direct Web Remoting), should we also support that? How will we be able to actually ship the framework? And should the framework support the latest and hottest, or should it provide the means and extension points, so that others can provide great support for their hottest and coolest thing in add-ons?