Understanding AJAX: Using JavaScript to Create Rich Internet Applications

Joshua Eichorn

  • 出版商: Prentice Hall
  • 出版日期: 2006-08-21
  • 售價: $1,480
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,406
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 352
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0132216353
  • ISBN-13: 9780132216357
  • 相關分類: AjaxJavaScript
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THE intermediate-level guide to AJAX applications -- the development technique that is revolutionizing the web!

  • Includes use cases that show how to solve problems with AJAX in the real world
  • Uses PHP to demonstrate examples -- the most popular web programming language!
  • Part of the Prentice Hall Open Source Software Development Series

    Table of Contents

    Understanding AJAX:

    Using JavaScript to Create Rich Internet Applications

    Joshua Eichorn



    PART I


    Chapter 1 What Is AJAX?

    1.1 Rich Internet Applications

    1.2 AJAX Defined 

    1.3 Technologies of AJAX

    1.4 Remote Scripting

    1.5 Gmail Brings XMLHttpRequest into the Mainstream

    1.6 New Name: AJAX 

    1.7 Summary


    Chapter 2 Getting Started

    2.1 XMLHttpRequest Overview

        2.1.1 XMLHttpRequest::Open()

        2.1.2 XMLHttpRequest::Send()

        2.1.3 XMLHttpRequest::setRequestHeader()

        2.1.4 XMLHttpRequest::getResponseHeader() and getAllResponseHeaders()

        2.1.5 Other XMLHttpRequest Methods

        2.1.6 XMLHttpRequest Properties

        2.1.7 readyState Reference

    2.2 Cross-Browser XMLHttpRequest

    2.3 Sending Asynchronous Requests

    2.4 AJAX Without XMLHttpRequest

    2.5 Fallback Option 1: Sending a Request Using an IFrame

        2.5.1 Creating a Hidden IFrame

        2.5.2 Creating a Form

        2.5.3 Send Data from the Loaded Content to the Original Document

        2.5.4 Complete Iframe AJAX Example

    2.6 Fallback Option 2: Sending a Request Using a Cookie

    2.7 Summary


    Chapter 3 Consuming the Sent Data

    3.1 Document-Centric Approaches

        3.1.1 Adding New HTML Content to a Page with AJAX

        3.1.2 Consuming XML Using DOM

        3.1.3 Consuming XML Using XSLT

    3.2 Remote Scripting

        3.2.1 Basic RPC

        3.2.2 SOAP and XML-RPC

        3.2.3 Custom XML

        3.2.4 JavaScript and JSON

    3.3 How to Decide on a Request Type

    3.4 Summary


    Chapter 4 Adding AJAX to Your Web Development Process

    4.1 Changes to the Development

        4.1.1 Enhancement-Driven Changes

        4.1.2 AJAX in Action: Removing a Popup User Search

        4.1.3 Changes Caused by Creating an AJAX-Driven Application

    4.2 Integrating AJAX into a Framework

    4.3 JavaScript as a Primary Development Language

    4.4 Problems Created by the New Development Paradigm

    4.5 Advantages to Using a Library

    4.6 Reasons to Build Your Own Library

    4.7 How Open Source Fits into the Mix

        4.7.1 Evaluating an Open Source Library

        4.7.2 Open Source Libraries in Relation to Commercial Libraries

    4.8 Use Case for Building: The Firefox Counter

    4.9 Use Case for Downloading: An Intranet Web Site

    4.10 Summary


    Chapter 5 Getting the Most from AJAX

    5.1 Goals of AJAX

        5.1.1 Increasing Interactivity

        5.1.2 Decreasing the Time Required to Perform Actions

        5.1.3 Reducing Bandwidth Use

        5.1.4 Creating Rich Applications

    5.2 Measuring Improvements

    5.3 Promises and Problems of Combining AJAX with Other New Technologies

        5.3.1 Combining AJAX with Flash

        5.3.2 Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)

        5.3.3 XML User Interface Languages

    5.4 Summary


    Chapter 6 Usability Guidelines

    6.1 Defining Usability

    6.2 Usability Guidelines

        6.2.1 Keep the User’s Expectations in Mind

        6.2.2 Provide Feedback to Actions

        6.2.3 Maintain the User’s Focus When Adding Content

        6.2.4 Keep the Ability to Undo Actions

        6.2.5 Know If You Are Developing an Application or a Web Site

        6.2.6 Only Use AJAX Where It Has the Greatest Effect

        6.2.7 Have a Plan for Those Users Without XMLHttpRequest

    6.3 Common Usability Problems

        6.3.1 Stealing Focus with Validation Messages

        6.3.2 Preventing Undo with Autosave

        6.3.3 Updating Sections of a Page Withoutthe User Realizing It

        6.3.4 Breaking Bookmarking by Using AJAX to Load Entire Pages

        6.3.5 Making AJAX Required on a Web Store

    6.4 Summary


    Chapter 7 AJAX Debugging Guide

    7.1 Two Sides to Debugging

    7.2 Looking at AJAX Communications

        7.2.1 Building an AJAX Logger

        7.2.2 Using the Logger

        7.2.3 Firebug: A Firefox Debugging Extension

        7.2.4 Fiddler

        7.2.5 General Debugging Scenarios

    7.3 JavaScript Debugging Tools

    7.4 JavaScript Exceptions

    7.5 Dumping Variables

    7.6 Summary




    Chapter 8 Libraries Used in Part II: Sarissa, Scriptaculous

    8.1 Overview of the Use Cases

    8.2 Libraries Used in Part II of This Book

    8.3 Sarissa

        8.3.1 Installation

        8.3.2 Making an AJAX Request

        8.3.3 Basic XML Features

        8.3.4 Working with DOM Documents

        8.3.5 Using XPath to Find Nodes in a Document

        8.3.6 Transforming XML with XSLT

        8.3.7 Sarissa Development Tips

    8.4 Scriptaculous

        8.4.1 Installation

        8.4.2 Visual Effects

        8.4.3 Hide/Show Pairs

        8.4.4 Drag-and-Drop

        8.4.5 Sortables

        8.4.6 Slider Control

        8.4.7 Scriptaculous Development Tips

    8.5 Summary


    Chapter 9 Libraries Used in Part II: HTML_AJAX

    9.1 HTML_AJAX

        9.1.1 Installation

        9.1.2 HTML_AJAX JavaScript API

        9.1.3 Remote Stub AJAX

        9.1.4 Using HTML_AJAX_Action

        9.1.5 JavaScript Behaviors

        9.1.6 JavaScript Utility Methods

        9.1.7 PHP Utility Methods

        9.1.8 HTML_AJAX Development Tips

    9.2 Summary


    Chapter 10 Speeding Up Data Display

    10.1 Overview of the Sun Rise and Set Data Viewer

    10.2 Building the Non-AJAX Version of the Sun Rise and Set Viewer

        10.2.1 SunRiseSet Class

        10.2.2 Graph.php

        10.2.3 Standard.php

    10.3 Problems with the Non-AJAX Viewer

    10.4 Improving Viewing with AJAX

        10.4.1 Viewer HTML Updated for AJAX

        10.4.2 Viewer PHP Script Updated for AJAX

    10.5 Summary


    Chapter 11 Adding an AJAX Login to a Blog

    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


    Chapter 12 Building a Trouble-Ticket System

    12.1 Trouble-Ticketing System

    12.2 AJAX Reliance Scale 

    12.3 Creating the Back End

    12.4 Exporting the Back End

    12.5 Building the JavaScript Application

    12.6 Login Component

    12.7 User-Registration Component

    12.8 Account-Editing Component

    12.9 Ticket-Creation Component

    12.10 Ticket-Editor Component

    12.11 My-Tickets Component

    12.12 Assign-Tickets Component

    12.13 Security Considerations with AJAX Applications

    12.14 Comparing Our AJAX-Driven Application against a Standard MVC Model

    12.15 Summary


    Appendix A JavaScript AJAX Libraries

    AJAX Toolbox


    Dojo Toolkit




    Simple AJAX Code-Kit (SACK)




    Yahoo! User Interface Library


    Appendix B AJAX Libraries with Server Ties










        Direct Web Remoting (DWR)

        Google Web Toolkit







    Multiple Languages





    Appendix C JavaScript DHTML Libraries

    Accesskey Underlining Library (AUL)



    Dean Edwards IE7


    JavaScript Shell

    Lightbox JS


    Nifty Corners Cube