Chapter 14. Working with Ajax

Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) enables you to avoid requesting an entire HTML page every time you want to get new content from the web server. When you perform an Ajax request, you retrieve only the content that you need.

Ajax applications are better than normal applications because Ajax applications are more responsive. When you interact with an Ajax application, you spend less time starting at a loading page. You are not required to reload an entire page whenever you need to update any of the content displayed by the page.

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