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

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Chapter 4. Using Prototype’s Advanced Ajax Features

In this chapter

  • Prototype’s advanced Ajax classes
  • Using HTML and Ajax
  • Comparing data- and content-centric Ajax
  • Measuring HTTP traffic

This chapter will conclude our examination of the different styles of Ajax, of what Ajax can bring to a web application, and how Prototype makes Ajax development easy. In chapter 2, we introduced the QuickGallery application, a non-Ajax web app that we were going to convert to use Ajax, in order to eliminate the full-page refresh associated with every request made to the server and change the stop-start pattern of user interaction. In chapter 3, we developed two Ajax-powered versions of the QuickGallery application, using XML and JSON. Both transmitted updates ...

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