3. Basic Knowledge

In the preceding chapter, you worked through the first few examples with jQuery. Now it’s time to turn to the underlying basics—not yet in the detail of jQuery itself, but in the world where jQuery is used and how the framework is anchored within it. This world is the Web with Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) or Extensible HTML (XHTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), JavaScript, Extensible Markup Language (XML), JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), and Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX). After all, just as many other frameworks and toolkits in this area, jQuery is a JavaScript extension for websites that provides certain CSS features (in case of the jQuery UI, even custom CSS themes) and support for AJAX in addition to an ...

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