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©  Ray Nicholus 2016

Ray Nicholus, Beyond jQuery, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2235-5_9

9. AJAX Requests: Dynamic Data and Page Updates

Ray Nicholus

(1)Johnson Creek, Wisconsin, USA

AJAX, or Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, is a feature provided by the web API that allows data to be updated or retrieved from a server without reloading the entire page. This capability was absent from the browser initially. The time without this feature marked the infancy of the web, and with it came along a less-than-ideal user experience that resulted in a fair amount of redundant bytes circulated between client and server. The inefficiency of this primitive model was compounded by the fact that Internet bandwidth was extremely limited by today’s standards. Back in 1999 ...

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