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

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Appendix E. Porting Server-Side Techniques

Ajax is essentially a client-side technology, and Prototype and Scriptaculous are client-side libraries. This gives us the luxury of being able to present code that will run against any server-side language. We’ve tried to emphasize this point by presenting the necessary supporting server-side code in a number of languages, but we realize that we can’t please everyone. We’ve emphasized Java and PHP over .NET and Ruby in this book, and that choice was essentially arbitrary.

Most of the time, writing server-side code for Ajax is pretty much the same as writing server-side code for any web application. We’re still using HTTP, after all, and we don’t need to show you how to read querystring parameters ...

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