Chapter 3. Ajax
Ajax is the set of technologies on which Atlas is built. And although Atlas does its best to hide the technical details of Ajax, to understand what is possible with Atlas and to create advanced applications that extend the framework for your own needs, you must have a detailed knowledge of Ajax.
An alternate data format that can be used instead of XML to exchange data between client and server without the burden of XML parsing
In this chapter, you’ll create web pages that involve both client script in the browser and web server backend processing.s Therefore, the examples in this chapter and the rest of the book will involve working with ASP.NET and with .aspx pages.
The XMLHttpRequest Object
The foundation of Ajax is the
XMLHttpRequest object, ...