Chapter 16. Powering Ajax Pages with Spry
IN THIS CHAPTER
Learning about spry
Incorporating spry XML data
Dreamweaver Technique: adding spry Data
Validating with spry form widgets
advancing layouts with spry widgets
applying spry effects
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Ajax is highly touted as a key component of the next-generation Internet, known in designer circles as Web 2.0. To make it possible for more and more people to integrate Ajax techniques into their sites, numerous implementations have been developed. One such implementation, Spry, was developed by Adobe and released for use by the general public. The Dreamweaver engineers took Spry to the next level and developed a series of objects and features to make it easy for designers to incorporate the advanced functionality of Ajax into their sites.
This chapter explores the relationship ...