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Ajax Starter Kit by Phil Ballard

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11. Our First Ajax Application

In this lesson you will learn how to construct a complete and working Ajax application using the techniques discussed in previous lessons.

Constructing the Ajax Application

The previous lessons have introduced all the techniques involved in the design and coding of a complete Ajax application. In this lesson, we’re going to construct just such an application.

Our first application will be simple in function, merely returning and displaying the time as read from the server’s internal clock; nevertheless it will involve all the basic steps required for any Ajax application:

• An HTML document forming the basis for the application

• JavaScript routines to create an instance of the XMLHTTPRequest object and construct ...

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