Chapter 13. Building stand-alone applications with Ajax
This chapter covers
- Handling RSS feeds
- Ajax for accessing websites directly
- Ajax without a server
- Fade-in, fade-out
In the last four chapters, we’ve developed a range of neat Ajax applications and shown the client-side and server-side code for each. In this chapter, we don’t need to present you with any server-side code, because we’re not going to write any. This may come as a surprise to most people, but we can run Ajax applications directly against any web server-based stream of data, including those that are generated by third-party applications. We can develop a rich user interface for a web page that acts like a client application.
Many websites offer XML feeds in the formats ...