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Pro JavaScript™ Techniques by John Resig

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CHAPTER 13An Ajax Wiki

With different server-side MVC frameworks flying to the forefront of web application development (such as Ruby on Rails and Django), I figure now is a good time to look at some of the alternative programming languages used for web application development. The example I explore in this chapter is a simple in-browser wiki.

What Is a Wiki?

According to Wikipedia.org (by far the most popular wiki-based web site), a wiki is a type of web site that allows anyone visiting it to add, remove, or otherwise edit all content very quickly and easily, sometimes without the need for registration. This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for collaborative writing.

Additionally, a bunch of formatting is provided ...

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