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By Edmond Woychowsky

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


Using Ajax, you could construct internet purposes with the sophistication and usefulness 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 off with basic strategies regarding basically HTML and simple 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 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 methods to write "functional" code, but in addition grasp layout styles for writing rocksolid,

high-performance Ajax purposes. you will additionally the best way to use frameworks similar to 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 move 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 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 easiest Ajax net assets, together with Ajax-capable JavaScript libraries

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39 40 Listing 2-10. 2. Variations on a Theme At first glance, the JavaScript in the previous example appears to be very similar to that shown in Listing 2-7; however, nothing could be further from the truth. The first of these differences is due to two calls being made to a web service and the use of XSLT to generate the HTML to be displayed in the browser.

So there I was looking up the RGB values for Magenta (#FF00FF) and Peach Puff (#FFDAB9), which was much easier than hunting throughout the document looking for all the FONT elements. Needless to say, the day I found out that the FONT element was deprecated was one of my happiest days. Now instead of being forced to use the HTML FONT element, I'm presented with a choice. Basically, it comes down to setting the font for the document as a whole, individual element types, or individual elements. This presents a quandary, unless, of course, you're like me: a bad typist in a career that requires typing.

Sorry, I have never liked the font tag since the time a little cosmetic change to a web page took 2 days, mostly because there were about 700 instances scattered throughout a page. Think 62 63 of the combination of technologies as a kind of synergy, like deuterium and a fission bomb or peanut butter and chocolate. 3. Summary In this, hopefully, refresher/reference chapter, some of the differences between the older HTML and the new and improved XHTML were covered. Special attention was paid to the fact that XHTML, unlike its cousin HTML, must be well formed and what exactly that means.

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