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MooTools 1.3 Cookbook by Jay Larry G. Johnston

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Chapter 5. Mr. Clean Uses Ajax: Remote Asynchronous Calls

Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, Ajax, is the primary tool of interactive web applications today. Interestingly, it is less of a tool and more of an idea. You see, the raw JavaScript XMLHTTP Post tools have been around for over a decade in the Mozilla/Safari form of new XMLHttpRequest(); and the Internet Explorer form of new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");.

Once giants in the industry started using asynchronous requests to load data onto the page without a clunky HTTP refresh, it became industry standard and along with some transparency support in major browsers, helped to coin the somewhat dodgy term Web 2.0.

MooTools now brings us a cross-browser compliant method of implementing XMLHTTP ...

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