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Understanding AJAX: Using JavaScript to Create Rich Internet Applications by Joshua Eichorn

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Chapter 11. Adding an AJAX Login to a Blog

In this chapter

11.1 Why Logins Work Well with AJAX

11.2 Building an AJAX Login

11.3 Extending the Login Form

11.4 Implementing the AJAX Comment Login System Using XML

11.5 Summary

A common feature of many Web logs is the ability to leave comments. When these systems were first implemented, they allowed anyone to fill in a couple of fields and post a comment directly to the site. Today, however, most blogs have some sort of moderation system with which the blog owner can approve—or disapprove—comments. In an effort to streamline this process, many blogs also use logins. The problem with a login to a site like a blog is that it’s not something you need to do until you go to post a comment. This ...

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