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Pro Internet Explorer 8 & 9 Development: Developing Powerful Applications for The Next Generation of IE by Matthew Crowley

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Chapter 3. Enriching Web Applications with AJAX and JSON

The XMLHttpPRequest object was introduced IE5 as a way for web applications to download content outside of traditional page navigations. It was quickly adopted by browser vendors and web developers in the its use in conjunction with markup and script was given the term AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML). Since then, the XMLHttpRequest object and AJAX have become synonymous with dynamic websites, allowing websites to offer functionality and feature sets that were only available in desktop applications.

In this chapter I walk through new and updated features in Internet Explorer that allow you to enhance and streamline your dynamic web applications. I discuss compatibility and interoperability ...

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