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Microsoft® ASP.NET and AJAX: Architecting Web Applications by Dino Esposito

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The AJAX Server Pages Pattern

AJAX Server Pages indicates the working style of pages that employ a new generation of AJAX-enabled server controls. These controls work over the classic postback model of ASP.NET, except they use asynchronous requests and exchange a mix of script and markup.

In the AJAX Server Pages pattern, AJAX capabilities of a page mostly result from the individual AJAX capabilities of constituent controls. Awaiting for ASP.NET 4.0, these special controls today exist only in ad hoc commercial libraries.

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On a more emphatic note, I believe that many of the most popular suites of controls currently available in the marketplace ...

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