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Practical jQuery by Ankur Kumar, Mukund Chaudhary

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CHAPTER 8

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Ajax with jQuery

Traditionally, the Web has relied on a synchronous HTTP request response model. While this has been widely used and still is, it prevents machine-to-machine background communication. Each HTTP request means reloading an entire web page, in order to display new information. This also has led to a difference in behavior between the desktop and browser-based applications. A new technology by the name of Ajax was introduced that soon began to be widely used as the HTTP request/response transporter. In this chapter, we will discuss Ajax and its related technologies, such as JSON. We will also consider Ajax using jQuery. ...

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