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Ajax Security by Bryan Sullivan, Billy Hoffman

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1Introduction to Ajax Security

Myth: Ajax applications are just Web pages with extra bells and whistles.

Ajax—Asynchronous JavaScript and XML—is taking the World Wide Web by storm. It is not at all an overstatement to say that Ajax has the potential to revolutionize the way we use the Internet—and even computers in general. Ajax is a fundamental component of Web 2.0, a complete re-imagining of what the Web is and what it is capable of being. We are already seeing the emergence of Ajax-based versions of historically desktop-based applications, like email clients and word processors. It may not be long before the Ajax versions overtake the desktop versions in popularity. The day may even come when all software is Web- and Ajax-based, and locally ...

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