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Ajax: Creating Web Pages with Asynchronous JavaScript and XML by Edmond Woychowsky

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Chapter 1. Types of Web Pages

While I was in college, sometime during the Pliocene, I took a science fiction class. The interesting thing about this class is that one student didn’t realize until midterms that it wasn’t a physiology class. I bring this up only because if you’ve picked up this book expecting Corinthian helmets and hoplites, which, incidentally, have one-third less fat than regular hops (useful information for Hydras on a diet), this is the wrong book.

According to legend, the Web was originally created by Tim Berners-Lee to distribute documents of a technical nature. Think of it as the latetwentieth-century version of leaving a note on the refrigerator describing how to preheat the oven, put the casserole in, make a salad, and serve ...

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