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Ajax Patterns and Best Practices by Christian Gross

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Chapter 11. REST-Based Model View Controller Pattern

Intent

The REST-Based Model View Controller pattern is used to access content that is external to the web application and used to transform the content so that it appears as if the web application generated it.

Motivation

Every application, whether it be on the Web or in a traditional form, has a purpose and solves either a single or multiple problems. Features of an application tend to be specific to that application and do not relate to other domains. A word processor is a word processor, and an e-mail program is an e-mail program. Each application is responsible for its own data and user interface. The question then arises: why can you not take the contents of a document and press a button to ...

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