I'm trying to make a chat room using mvc2 and I'm wondering what the best way to take the text which the user enters and send it back to the server so that I can update the text in the room.

Should I use jQuery.post()?
is there a built in way in mvc2 for the client to send info back to the server?

I tried using partial views, but couldn't figure it out. I think there's some basic understanding of mvc that I'm missing. It is darn hard to find any answers on google about this subject.

Thanks for the help