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Ajax Starter Kit by Phil Ballard

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19. The prototype.js Toolkit

In this lesson you will learn about the prototype.js JavaScript library and how it can reduce the work required for building capable Ajax applications.

Introducing prototype.js

Part IV, “Commercial and Open Source Ajax Resources,” looks at some available code libraries and frameworks for Ajax development.

We begin this lesson with Sam Stephenson’s prototype.js, a popular JavaScript library containing an array of functions useful in the development of cross-browser JavaScript routines, and including specific support for Ajax. You’ll see how your JavaScript code can be simplified by using this library’s powerful support for DOM manipulation, HTML forms, and the XMLHTTPRequest object.

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