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Joshua Eichorn's Blog:
AJAX Answers
Aug 17, 2006 @ 14:05:24

Joshua Eichorn is back today with the answers to the questions as posed by the readers of his blog previously.

Your AJAX answers from my AJAX questions post are below, I hope everyone finds them helpful.

The questions answered include:

  • How can I find out whether a connection is broken?
  • Why would you want to use HTML_AJAX when there are far better tools for the job, pure javascript solutions such as prototype or jquery?
  • What is the best way to 'degrade' a website when Javascript/XMLHttpRequest support is disabled?
  • When utilizing an AJAX API such as Google Maps, how do you execute embedded Javascript commands in a page generated on-the-fly?

...as well as a few more. Where appropriate, he also includes code to help illustrate his point.

tagged: ajax html_ajax package answers broken degrade embedded javascript ajax html_ajax package answers broken degrade embedded javascript

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Joshua Eichorn's Blog:
AJAX Answers
Aug 17, 2006 @ 14:05:24

Joshua Eichorn is back today with the answers to the questions as posed by the readers of his blog previously.

Your AJAX answers from my AJAX questions post are below, I hope everyone finds them helpful.

The questions answered include:

  • How can I find out whether a connection is broken?
  • Why would you want to use HTML_AJAX when there are far better tools for the job, pure javascript solutions such as prototype or jquery?
  • What is the best way to 'degrade' a website when Javascript/XMLHttpRequest support is disabled?
  • When utilizing an AJAX API such as Google Maps, how do you execute embedded Javascript commands in a page generated on-the-fly?

...as well as a few more. Where appropriate, he also includes code to help illustrate his point.

tagged: ajax html_ajax package answers broken degrade embedded javascript ajax html_ajax package answers broken degrade embedded javascript

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Joshua Eichorn's Blog:
You got AJAX questions I got Answers
Aug 11, 2006 @ 14:06:50

Joshua Eichorn, being the generous soul that he is, is offering in his latest post to answer any Ajax questions his readers might want to know about.

Have you wondered whats the easiest way to submit a form using AJAX, what the status of HTML_AJAX development is, or what is covered in Understanding AJAX?

Well nows your chance.

To get your question(s) in, just submit them as a comment on this post and he'll come back in a few days with the answers.

tagged: ajax html_ajax pear package questions answers understanding book ajax html_ajax pear package questions answers understanding book

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Joshua Eichorn's Blog:
You got AJAX questions I got Answers
Aug 11, 2006 @ 14:06:50

Joshua Eichorn, being the generous soul that he is, is offering in his latest post to answer any Ajax questions his readers might want to know about.

Have you wondered whats the easiest way to submit a form using AJAX, what the status of HTML_AJAX development is, or what is covered in Understanding AJAX?

Well nows your chance.

To get your question(s) in, just submit them as a comment on this post and he'll come back in a few days with the answers.

tagged: ajax html_ajax pear package questions answers understanding book ajax html_ajax pear package questions answers understanding book

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Joshua Eichorn's Blog:
Adding AJAX to a website step by step
Aug 08, 2006 @ 11:59:44

Joshua Eichorn has posted this new tutorial to his site today, a detailed look at how to add Ajax to just about any site out there with the help of the HTML_AJAX PEAR package.

When looking at a adding AJAX you have a couple decisions you'll want to make up front. One is what tools your going to use. In the webthumb case thats pretty easy. Webthumb is a simple PHP app and doesn't use a framework, so I need a nice general PHP/AJAX framework that is easy to use, HTML_AJAX fits that need.

After picking my tools I need to decide what my goals are. My main focus will be to improve usability, but I also want to use AJAX to make the site seem a bit flashier, so its a bit of a technology demo too.

He uses his own current project, Webthumb as an illustration of his points including looks at remoting, a RequestStatus class, exporting a class with the HTML_AJAX package, and finally, making the Ajax calls.

tagged: html_ajax add ajax webthumb remoting requeststatus html_ajax add ajax webthumb remoting requeststatus

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Joshua Eichorn's Blog:
Adding AJAX to a website step by step
Aug 08, 2006 @ 11:59:44

Joshua Eichorn has posted this new tutorial to his site today, a detailed look at how to add Ajax to just about any site out there with the help of the HTML_AJAX PEAR package.

When looking at a adding AJAX you have a couple decisions you'll want to make up front. One is what tools your going to use. In the webthumb case thats pretty easy. Webthumb is a simple PHP app and doesn't use a framework, so I need a nice general PHP/AJAX framework that is easy to use, HTML_AJAX fits that need.

After picking my tools I need to decide what my goals are. My main focus will be to improve usability, but I also want to use AJAX to make the site seem a bit flashier, so its a bit of a technology demo too.

He uses his own current project, Webthumb as an illustration of his points including looks at remoting, a RequestStatus class, exporting a class with the HTML_AJAX package, and finally, making the Ajax calls.

tagged: html_ajax add ajax webthumb remoting requeststatus html_ajax add ajax webthumb remoting requeststatus

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PHP-Tools Blog:
Der Zauberlehrling - Sorcerer's Apprentice
Aug 07, 2006 @ 06:03:43

Gerd Schauffelberger writes on the PHP-Tools Blog today about the contents of the latest issue from the German PHP Magazine, specifically an article covering the PEAR package HTML_AJAX.

This article's target is (1st) to give a brief introduction to AJAX and how things work from Javascript an PHP side in contrary. Also (2nd) I wanted to show that you actually don't have to muck around with a mess of Javascript (browser compatibility issues and such) because it's it is all done by the Joshua Eichorn's HTML_AJAX framework.

The article doesn't build up an entire application (as Gerd mentions) but it does provide you a good base to work from and gives you a good direction to head from to learn more about this powerful package.

tagged: html_ajax pear package tutorial magazine introduction html_ajax pear package tutorial magazine introduction

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PHP-Tools Blog:
Der Zauberlehrling - Sorcerer's Apprentice
Aug 07, 2006 @ 06:03:43

Gerd Schauffelberger writes on the PHP-Tools Blog today about the contents of the latest issue from the German PHP Magazine, specifically an article covering the PEAR package HTML_AJAX.

This article's target is (1st) to give a brief introduction to AJAX and how things work from Javascript an PHP side in contrary. Also (2nd) I wanted to show that you actually don't have to muck around with a mess of Javascript (browser compatibility issues and such) because it's it is all done by the Joshua Eichorn's HTML_AJAX framework.

The article doesn't build up an entire application (as Gerd mentions) but it does provide you a good base to work from and gives you a good direction to head from to learn more about this powerful package.

tagged: html_ajax pear package tutorial magazine introduction html_ajax pear package tutorial magazine introduction

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Joshua Eichorn's Blog:
Understanding AJAX Digital Shortcut Available
Aug 04, 2006 @ 06:08:05

Joshua Eichorn mentions today about the "digital shortcut" created for his upcoming book "Understanding Ajax" from Prentice Hall.

A chapter from my book, Understanding AJAX has been made available as a digital shortcut. This chapter covers the different ways you can use the data you transfer using XMLHttpRequest.

Document centric approaches based on HTML and XML are described as well as various RPC approaches are shown.

The shortcut focuses on consuming data sent back in an XML or JSON format (and costs $9.99 USD). Joshua notes that he, personally, tends more towards "JSON based RPC approaches or HTML document based approaches" for his communication method. He also mentions client-side XSLT as an alternative to having to parse through and style the large amounts of data returned.

tagged: understanding ajax digital shortcut json rpc html html_ajax book understanding ajax digital shortcut json rpc html html_ajax book

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Joshua Eichorn's Blog:
Understanding AJAX Digital Shortcut Available
Aug 04, 2006 @ 06:08:05

Joshua Eichorn mentions today about the "digital shortcut" created for his upcoming book "Understanding Ajax" from Prentice Hall.

A chapter from my book, Understanding AJAX has been made available as a digital shortcut. This chapter covers the different ways you can use the data you transfer using XMLHttpRequest.

Document centric approaches based on HTML and XML are described as well as various RPC approaches are shown.

The shortcut focuses on consuming data sent back in an XML or JSON format (and costs $9.99 USD). Joshua notes that he, personally, tends more towards "JSON based RPC approaches or HTML document based approaches" for his communication method. He also mentions client-side XSLT as an alternative to having to parse through and style the large amounts of data returned.

tagged: understanding ajax digital shortcut json rpc html html_ajax book understanding ajax digital shortcut json rpc html html_ajax book

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