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Web Development with JavaScript and Ajax Illuminated by Xiang Fu, Lixin Tao, Kai Qian, Richard Allen

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CHAPTER

9

The Future of Web Applications

Chapter Objectives

• Discuss technologies that may replace Ajax, like XForms

• Discuss the future of the web and web applications: Semantic Web, Web 3.0.

• Discuss web structuring

9.1 Overview

 

People like to use terms Web 1.0, Web 2.0, and Web 3.0 as milestones in web technology evolution. More precisely, it is just an evolutionary path for the Web in the following phases (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_3):

Web 1.0: Web Browser driven “Interactive Web of Hypertext” pages where presentation, logic, and data are indistinguishable

Web 2.0: Web Services based API driven “Web of Services” that separate “Application Logic” from the intermingled presentation, logic, and data pages of Web 1.0. Examples ...

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