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ASP.NET AJAX in Action by Rama Krishna Vavilala, David Barkol, Alessandro Gallo

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Chapter 11. XML Script

In this chapter:

  • XML Script basics
  • Actions
  • Bindings
  • Transformers

XML Script is a declarative language for creating instances of JavaScript objects at runtime, setting their properties, and specifying their behavior, using an XML-like syntax similar to the ASP.NET markup code.

In an HTML page, you can separate content (the markup code) from style by embedding the style information in a CSS file. Similarly, in an ASP.NET page, you usually define the page layout using declarative markup code in an ASPX page. Then, you can use a separate code-behind file to specify the behavior of server controls and how they’re wired together, using the classic imperative syntax. XML Script lets you achieve this kind of separation and instantiate ...

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