Chapter 3. Ajax Tools and Terminology
This chapter looks at some of the more popular Ajax libraries, both as an introduction to the library and as a way of introducing some of the more commonly occurring Ajax concepts and terminologies. In addition, it also covers some of the more common “gotchas” associated with using the libraries, many of which were designed more for developing a new form of desktop application than adding Ajax to existing web sites and applications.
Most Ajax libraries provide a basic set of functionality, such as methods that can access any web page object without having to use the DOM methods. Most libraries also provide the ability to communicate with a web service. The major difference between library types is whether they ...