New PDF release: Ajax: Creating Web Pages with Asynchronous JavaScript

By Edmond Woychowsky

ISBN-10: 0132272679

ISBN-13: 9780132272674

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


Using Ajax, you could construct net functions with the sophistication and usefulness of conventional desktop

applications and you'll 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 basic concepts related to in basic terms HTML and uncomplicated JavaScript. Then,

one step at a time, he introduces suggestions for construction more and more wealthy purposes. don't be concerned if

you're now not knowledgeable 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 the right way to write "functional" code, but in addition grasp layout styles for writing rocksolid,

high-performance Ajax purposes. you are going to additionally the way to use frameworks reminiscent of Ruby on

Rails to get the task performed fast.


  • Learn how Ajax works, the way it developed, and what it is reliable for
  • Understand the stream 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 aid 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 simplest Ajax internet assets, together with Ajax-capable JavaScript libraries

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Most likely, this is a "plan for future expansion" thing. Think about it; this makes a great deal of sense because if you go without it, boom, the web browser would just roll over and die whenever somebody with sausage fingers mistyped a tag. The World Wide Web wouldn't be a pretty sight without this feature. Interestingly, the same feature is also available for attributes, which explains how the home-grown data binding works. A number of times in the past, I took advantage of this in regard to attributes.

Yes, in XML, attributes must always have values, so give it one. disabled="disabled" might look goofy, but it works. 2. Well Formed At first glance, it might appear that all that is required to convert HTML into XHTML is to slap a DTD before the HTML tag, close some tags, and clean up some attributes. Voilà, instant XHTML! Well, maybe, sometimes, occasionally, except on Tuesdays or at night during a full moon. You see, unfortunately, there is still a potential source of problems. I stumbled on this problem approximately 5 minutes after creating my first XHTML page, and I immediately felt betrayed.

In a nutshell, "well formed" means that there is a right place for everything. Feet are a good example of this: Imagine if Igor used two left feet; the monster wouldn't be well formed and wouldn't be able to dance, 34 35 either. Listing 2-5. > Listing 2-6. > As neat and nifty as the hidden frames method of communicating with the server is, the addition of an XML document provides another option, XMLHTTP, or, as some refer to it the XMLHttpRequest object.

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