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

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Chapter 16. Other Items of Interest

Although I do have a rather loose grip on reality, my grip isn’t so loose that I think that the information contained within these pages is the be all and end all concerning asynchronous JavaScript and XML. Ajax is nearly unique in having both the excitement associated with a new topic and the maturity that is associated with only a well-established technique. In fact, the last topic that I can think of that had the same dual nature was NASA’s Apollo program. On one hand, the idea of sending people to the Moon and returning them safely to Earth was the stuff of science fiction. On the other hand, humanity has been playing with rockets for centuries, occasionally with disastrous results.

Come to think of it, Ajax ...

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