Ajax: Creating Web Pages with Asynchronous JavaScript by Edmond Woychowsky

By Edmond Woychowsky

The effortless, Example-Based consultant to Ajax for Every net Developer


Using Ajax, you could construct net purposes with the sophistication and value of conventional desktop

applications and you may do it utilizing criteria and open resource software program. Now, for the 1st time,

there's a simple, example-driven consultant to Ajax for each net and open resource developer, regardless of



Edmond Woychowsky starts with easy ideas related to in basic terms HTML and simple JavaScript. Then,

one step at a time, he introduces recommendations for development more and more wealthy purposes. don't fret if

you're now not a professional on Ajax's underlying applied sciences; Woychowsky bargains refreshers on them, from

JavaScript to the XMLHttpRequest item. you will additionally locate a number of open resource applied sciences and open

standards all through, starting from Firefox to Ruby and MySQL.


You'll not just how to write "functional" code, but in addition grasp layout styles for writing rocksolid,

high-performance Ajax purposes. you are going to additionally how you can use frameworks resembling Ruby on

Rails to get the activity performed fast.


  • Learn how Ajax works, the way it developed, and what it is stable for
  • Understand the movement of processing in Ajax applications
  • Build Ajax purposes with XML and the XMLHttpRequest object
  • Integrate back-end code, from personal home page to C#
  • Use XSLT and XPath, together with XPath Axis
  • Develop client-side Ajax libraries to help code reuse
  • Streamline improvement with Ruby on Rails and the Ruby programming language
  • Use the cross-browser HTML DOM to replace elements of a page
  • Discover the easiest Ajax net assets, together with Ajax-capable JavaScript libraries

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Chapter 3. HTML/XHTML If you've made it this far, you're now in the "road warrior" section of the book, where all the reference materials and bizarre ideas dwell. The origin of this section goes all the way back to the trunk of my carunless you're British, in which case, the origin of this section goes all the way back to the boot of my automobile. Until relatively recently, as I previously stated, I was a consultant, a hired gun, a one-man medicine show, or a resident visitor. No matter which term you prefer, a permanent office with bookshelves was not an option.

Unfortunately, the American educational system falls short when attempting to teach students how to write in a monotone, but I'll do my best. 1. A Very Brief Overview of XHTML Elements and Their Attributes In the interest of being boring, I put together Table 3-1 which covers attributes along with the elements associated with them. Because this is a high-level overviewsay, around 30,000 feetthere isn't much beyond the "this element goes with that attribute" kind of thing. 44 45 However, it is important to remember two things when referring to this table.

Finally, I presented the three simple examples of how Ajax can be implemented. The first example, although not quite Ajax, does much to show something of the first attempts to implement a web application with the feel of a Windows application. Although it's primitive by today's standard, it is still better than 99 percent of the web pages out there today. Using the XMLHttpRequest object, the second example is dead on as to what is expected from an Ajax application. Broken are the bonds that limit updates to the unload/reload cycle that has been confronting us on the Web since Day 1.

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