O'Reilly logo

The ASP.NET 2.0 Anthology by Phil Haack, Jon Galloway, Wyatt Barnett, Jeff Atwood, Scott Allen

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 10 Ajax and JavaScript

Before we begin to enhance our web applications with JavaScript, some context is needed. Thus I invite you to accompany me through a brief history of the web browser!

The first web browsers began to appear in the early 1990s, and their displays were limited to text documents that linked to other text documents. These first web browsers were relatively simple, but the ability to browse documents that were linked together made them powerful enough to start a revolution in the way people find and consume information.

Over the years, browsers continued to add features, such as the ability to display images and videos. The most important new features, however, were the features that made the web browser more ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required