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Mastering Joomla! 1.5 Extension and Framework Development by Chuck Lanham, James Kennard

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AJAX

AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) is a JavaScript mechanism used to request data, normally in XML format, from which a page can be updated. We can use AJAX in our Joomla! extensions in a bid to improve the user experience.

Joomla! does not include any support specifically for AJAX. However, Joomla! does include the lightweight JavaScript framework, MooTools. This framework includes useful client-side features for handling AJAX.

Note

Please note that the version of MooTools that is included with Joomla! is 1.1.1 for all releases up to and including Joomla! 1.5.13. From version 1.5.14 and later MooTools 1.1.2 is included. The latest major release of MooTools is 1.2, which is not compatible with the versions included with Joomla! 1.5. Replacing ...

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