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10. Browser Events

Ray Nicholus

(1)Johnson Creek, Wisconsin, USA

Reacting to changes on a page is a big part of modern web application development. Although this has always been possible to some degree with anchor links and form submit buttons, the introduction of an events system made it possible to write code that adjusts to user input without the need to reload or changing the current page. You can probably see how this complements the ability to send AJAX requests as well. Since Internet Explorer version 4 (with the introduction of Microsoft’s Trident layout engine) and Netscape Navigator version 2 (along with the first JavaScript implementation), it has been possible ...

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