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Joomla!™ Programming by Louis Landry, Mark Dexter

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12. JavaScript and MooTools in Joomla!

JavaScript enables improved user interaction with web applications and is becoming an increasingly important part of Joomla!. JavaScript is also a key component of AJAX (asynchronous JavaScript and XML). MooTools is a JavaScript framework that is included with Joomla. Using MooTools simplifies the process of creating and maintaining JavaScript functionality that works reliably across different browsers.

In this chapter, we discuss some basic concepts related to JavaScript and MooTools and how they are integrated into Joomla. Then we discuss the specific JavaScript features that are built into Joomla and how you can use these features in your programs. Finally, we show an example of using JavaScript to create ...

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