Chapter 7. Adding Ajax to the Mix

It's almost impossible to utter a sentence about web technologies without talking about Ajax, JavaScript, Web 2.0, standards, degradability, or progressive enhancement. The latter two ideas—degradability and progressive enhancement—I threw in there because I want them to be more common, but they're often forgotten. That aside, this constant chatter regarding the mixing and matching of technologies in what we now refer to as Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (Ajax) isn't necessarily a bad thing, as it represents the kind of collaborative ideas that we need to keep advancing, but at the same time, we shouldn't forget what we've learned.

The problem with merging technologies such as JavaScript and XML into a new methodology ...

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