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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Ajax Basics

    1. It’s Not a Floor Wax

    2. Handle with Care

    3. XMLHttpRequest

    4. Detect Browser Compatibility with the Request Object

    5. Use the Request Object to POST Data to the Server

    6. Use Your Own Library for XMLHttpRequest

    7. Receive Data as XML

    8. Get Plain Old Strings

    9. Receive Data as a Number

    10. Receive Data in JSON Format

    11. Handle Request Object Errors

    12. Dig into the HTTP Response

    13. Generate a Styled Message with a CSS File

    14. Generate a Styled User Message on the Fly

  2. Chapter 2 Web Forms

    1. Submit Text Field or textarea Values to the Server Without a Browser Refresh

    2. Display Text Field or textarea Values Using Server Data

    3. Submit Selection-List Values to the Server Without a Round Trip

    4. Dynamically Generate a New Selection List Using Server Data

    5. Extend an Existing Selection List

    6. Submit Checkbox Values to the Server Without a Round Trip

    7. Dynamically Generate a New Checkbox Group with Server Data

    8. Populate an Existing Checkbox Group from the Server

    9. Change Unordered Lists Using an HTTP Response

    10. Submit Hidden Tag Values to a Server Component

  3. Chapter 3 Validation

    1. Validate a Text Field or textarea for Blank Fields

    2. Validate Email Syntax

    3. Validate Unique Usernames

    4. Validate Credit Card Numbers

    5. Validate Credit Card Security Codes

    6. Validate a Postal Code

  4. Chapter 4 Power Hacks for Web Developers

    1. Get Access to the Google Maps API

    2. Use the Google Maps API Request Object

    3. Use Ajax with a Google Maps and Yahoo! Maps Mash-up

    4. Display a Weather.com XML Data Feed

    5. Use Ajax with a Yahoo! Maps and GeoURL Mash-up

    6. Debug Ajax-Generated Tags in Firefox

    7. Fetch a Postal Code

    8. Create Large, Maintainable Bookmarklets

    9. Use Permanent Client-Side Storage for Ajax Applications

    10. Control Browser History with iframes

    11. Send Cookie Values to a Server Program

    12. Use XMLHttpRequest to Scrape an Energy Price from a Web Page

    13. Send an Email with XMLHttpRequest

    14. Find the Browser’s Locale Information

    15. Create an RSS Feed Reader

  5. Chapter 5 Direct Web Remoting (DWR)for Java Jocks

    1. Integrate DWR into Your Java Web Application

    2. Use DWR to Populate a Selection List from a Java Array

    3. Use DWR to Create a Selection List from a Java Map

    4. Display the Keys/Values from a Java HashMap on a Web Page

    5. Use DWR to Populate an Ordered List from a Java Array

    6. Access a Custom Java Object with JavaScript

    7. Call a Built-in Java Object from JavaScript Using DWR

  6. Chapter 6 Hack Ajax with the Prototype and Rico Libraries

    1. Use Prototype’s Ajax Tools with Your Application

    2. Update an HTML Element’s Content from the Server

    3. Create Observers for Web Page Fields

    4. Use Rico to Update Several Elements with One Ajax Response

    5. Create a Drag-and-Drop Bookstore

  7. Chapter 7 Work with Ajax and Ruby on Rails

    1. Sensible MVC

    2. Install Ruby on Rails

    3. Monitor Remote Calls with Rails

    4. Make Your JavaScript Available to Rails Applications

    5. Dynamically Generate a Selection List in a Rails Template

    6. Find Out Whether Ajax Is Calling in the Request

    7. Dynamically Generate a Selection List Using Database Data

    8. Periodically Make a Remote Call

    9. Dynamically View Request Information for XMLHttpRequest

  8. Chapter 8 Savor the script.aculo.us JavaScript Library

    1. Integrate script.aculo.us Visual Effects with an Ajax Application

    2. Create a Login Box That Shrugs Off Invalid Logins

    3. Create an Auto-Complete Field with script.aculo.us

    4. Create an In-Place Editor Field

    5. Create a Web Form That Disappears When Submitted

  9. Chapter 9 Options and Efficiencies

    1. Fix the Browser Back Button in Ajax Applications

    2. Handle Bookmarks and Back Buttons with RSH

    3. Set a Time Limit for the HTTP Request

    4. Improve Maintainability, Performance, and Reliability for Large JavaScript Applications

    5. Obfuscate JavaScript and Ajax Code

    6. Use a Dynamic script Tag to Make Web Services Requests

    7. Configure Apache to Deal with Cross-Domain Issues

    8. Run a Search Engine Inside Your Browser

    9. Use Declarative Markup Instead of Script via XForms

    10. Build a Client-Side Cache

    11. Create an Auto-Complete Field

    12. Dynamically Display More Information About a Topic

    13. Use Strings and Arrays to Dynamically Generate HTML