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JavaScript™ Phrasebook: Essential Code and Commands by Christian Wenz

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Chapter 11. AJAX (and Related Topics)

AJAX has generated a huge buzz since the term was coined in February 2005. And although there is a lot of (justified) criticism, regarding both the term and the technology mix it is promising, the whole hype around AJAX led to the rebirth of JavaScript. Not only are underestimated capabilities of JavaScript carried into the daily work of web developers, but more advanced JavaScript features also are en vogue again. This chapter presents not only the most important facts (and phrases) regarding JavaScript, but also related technologies, especially XML handling with JavaScript.???

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