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Chapter 8. AJAX/Dynamic Content and Interactive Forms

AJAX: an acronym that Jesse James Garret of AdaptivePath.com came up with in 2005. Just a few short years later, it seems like every site has a "taste" of AJAX in it. If you're totally new to AJAX, I'll just point out that, at its core, AJAX is nothing very scary or horrendous. AJAX isn't even a new technology or language.

Essentially, AJAX stands for: Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, and it is the technique of using JavaScript and XML to send and receive data between a web browser and a web server. The biggest advantage this technique has is that you can dynamically update a piece of content on your web page or web form with data from the server (preferably formatted in XML), without forcing ...

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