Appendix CGlossary

The following are some terms relating to JavaScript and web development that are used throughout this book. Although most of them are explained in the text of the book, this section can serve as a useful quick reference while reading the book, or while reading other sources of JavaScript information.

ActiveX    A technology developed by Microsoft to allow components to be created, primarily for Windows computers. ActiveX components, or controls, can be embedded in web pages.

AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML)    a combination of technologies that allows JavaScript to send requests to a server, receive responses, and update sections of a page without loading a new page.

anchor    In HTML, a named location within a document, ...

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