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Prototype and Scriptaculous in Action by Tom Locke, Bear Bibeault, Dave Crane

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Chapter 2. Introducing QuickGallery

In this chapter

  • Introducing the QuickGallery web app
  • Evaluating the classic web app model

Prototype and Scriptaculous are designed to make Ajax quicker and easier to work with. Ajax’s core function is to dispatch asynchronous requests to the server, and in the previous chapter we saw how Prototype’s Ajax.Request class could simplify making an asynchronous request (see listing 1.4). In the next three chapters, we’ll look at Prototype’s support for Ajax in more detail, and show how it can support the requirements of more complex applications. We’ll examine Ajax.Request in detail in chapter 3; in this chapter, we’ll set the scene for our examination of Ajax and several of the other features that we’ll use throughout ...

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