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Python Web Development with Django® by Wesley Chun, Jeff Forcier, Paul Bissex

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Chapter 9. Liveblog

This book is about writing Web applications with Django, and as you’ve seen so far, the framework has sufficient built-in functionality, so you can accomplish a lot without straying outside of what it offers. However, like all tools, Django does have limits, and one popular piece of Web functionality that it explicitly omits is the integration of Ajax, or Asynchronous JavaScript And XML.

Thankfully, all this really means is Django doesn’t tie you to a single Ajax library, of which there are many, but simply leaves the door open for you to use one of your choosing.

In this chapter, we show you a relatively simple use of Ajax, the so-called “liveblog.” A liveblog is a Web page listing a number of short, timestamped entries capable ...

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