By Edmond Woychowsky

The effortless, Example-Based advisor to Ajax for Every internet Developer


Using Ajax, you could construct net functions 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 internet and open resource developer, regardless of



Edmond Woychowsky starts off with uncomplicated suggestions related to merely HTML and easy JavaScript. Then,

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

you're no longer a professional on Ajax's underlying applied sciences; Woychowsky deals refreshers on them, from

JavaScript to the XMLHttpRequest item. you are going to 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 you can write "functional" code, but in addition grasp layout styles for writing rocksolid,

high-performance Ajax functions. you are going to additionally tips on how to use frameworks akin to Ruby on

Rails to get the task performed fast.


  • Learn how Ajax works, the way it developed, and what it is solid for
  • Understand the circulation of processing in Ajax applications
  • Build Ajax functions 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 components of a page
  • Discover the simplest Ajax internet assets, together with Ajax-capable JavaScript libraries

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Well, maybe it's technically not a refresher because XHTML is still considered by some to be a little mysterious. That is probably due to the X. This chapter covers some of the background material that is necessary to develop an Ajax application, specifically HTML and XHTML. Odds are, you're familiar with much, if not all, of the material covered here. But because I'm in Pennsylvania writing this and you're wherever you are reading this, it is kind of hard to tailor this specifically to your needs.

The third and final example pushes Ajax to the current limits with the addition of XSLT to the mix. XSLT allows XML to be twisted and stretched into any conceivable shape that we can imagine. No longer are our 41 42 creations limited to the parts that we can dig up here and there; we can make our own parts on demand. 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.

Like the visible frame, it has JavaScript functions and a form. There is, however, a major difference in the form. Unlike its visible counterpart, it has all of the HTML necessary to make a nice little form. The trick is getting it from the hidden frame to the visible frame. This magic is accomplished in the pages' on load event handler, initialize. This function waits for the other frame to load and then copies this form's inner HTML to the other frame. When this is done, the result is the normal-looking web page shown in Figure 2-1.

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