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JavaScript: Visual QuickStart Guide, Eighth Edition by Dori Smith, Tom Negrino

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13. Introducing Ajax

In This Chapter

Ajax: Pinning It Down 327

Reading Server Data 331

Parsing Server Data 339

Refreshing Server Data 346

Getting Data From a Server 349

Previewing Links with Ajax 353

Auto-Completing Form Fields 357

The Web is always changing, and for Web and JavaScript developers the ground shifted under their feet beginning in early 2005. New and immediately popular Web applications appeared, some of them from Google, such as Gmail and Google Maps, and some from others, such as Flickr. The common denominator of all of these new sites was that they acted more like desktop applications, with fast, responsive user interfaces. Instead of the traditional Web application, where the user clicked, waited some number of seconds for the ...

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