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JavaScript™ for Programmers: Deitel by Harvey M. Deitel - Deitel & Associates, Inc., Paul J. Deitel - Deitel & Associates, Inc.

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13. Ajax-Enabled Rich Internet Applications

OBJECTIVES

In this chapter you’ll learn:

• What Ajax is and why it is important for building Rich Internet Applications.

• What asynchronous requests are and how they help give web applications the feel of desktop applications.

• What the XMLHttpRequest object is and how it’s used to create and manage asynchronous requests to servers and to receive asynchronous responses from servers.

• Methods and properties of the XMLHttpRequest object.

• How to use XHTML, JavaScript, CSS, XML, JSON and the DOM in Ajax applications.

• How to use Ajax frameworks and toolkits, specifically Dojo, to conveniently create robust Ajax-enabled Rich Internet Applications.

• About resources for studying Ajax-related issues ...

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