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Learning Django Web Development by Ratan Kumar, Sanjeev Jaiswal

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Using the open source jQuery framework

Before we start implementing AJAX enhancements in our project, let's go through a quick introduction to the jQuery framework.

The jQuery JavaScript framework

jQuery is a library of JavaScript functions that facilitates interaction with HTML documents and manipulates them. The library is designed to reduce the time and effort spent on writing code and achieving cross-browser compatibility, while at the same time it takes full advantage of what JavaScript offers to build interactive and responsive web applications.

The general workflow of using jQuery consists of the following two steps:

  1. Selecting an HTML element or a group of elements to work on.
  2. Applying a jQuery method to the selected group.

Element selectors ...

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