Using the following snippet you can do similar things pretty easily, like this:

ajax.get('/test.php', {foo: 'bar'}, function() {});

Here is the snippet:

var ajax = {};
ajax.x = function () {
if (typeof XMLHttpRequest !== 'undefined') {
return new XMLHttpRequest();
}
var versions = [
"MSXML2.XmlHttp.6.0",
"MSXML2.XmlHttp.5.0",
"MSXML2.XmlHttp.4.0",
"MSXML2.XmlHttp.3.0",
"MSXML2.XmlHttp.2.0",
"Microsoft.XmlHttp"
];

var xhr;
for (var i = 0; i < versions.length; i++) {
try {
xhr = new ActiveXObject(versions[i]);
break;
} catch (e) {
}
}
return xhr;
};

ajax.send = function (url, callback, method, data, async) {
if (async === undefined) {
async = true;
}
var x = ajax.x();
x.open(method, url, async);
x.onreadystatechange = function () {
if (x.readyState == 4) {
callback(x.responseText)
}
};
if (method == 'POST') {
x.setRequestHeader('Content-type', 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded');
}
x.send(data)
};

ajax.get = function (url, data, callback, async) {
var query = [];
for (var key in data) {
query.push(encodeURIComponent(key) + '=' + encodeURIComponent(data[key]));
}
ajax.send(url + (query.length ? '?' + query.join('&') : ''), callback, 'GET', null, async)
};

ajax.post = function (url, data, callback, async) {
var query = [];
for (var key in data) {
query.push(encodeURIComponent(key) + '=' + encodeURIComponent(data[key]));
}
ajax.send(url, callback, 'POST', query.join('&'), async)
};