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AJAX, DHTML and JavaScript Libraries

Today JavaScript is widely used by web developers. There are a lot of libraries to add special effects, simple way to implement Ajax, complex components, forms, tabs or everything else. Here’s a collection of Ajax, Javascript and DHTML Libraries.


Prototype is a JavaScript Framework that aims to ease development of dynamic web applications. Featuring a unique, easy-to-use toolkit for class-driven development and the nicest Ajax library around, Prototype is quickly becoming the codebase of choice for web application developers everywhere.

AHAH is a very simple technique for dynamically updating web pages using JavaScript . It involves using XMLHTTPRequest  to retrieve (X)HTML  fragments which are then inserted directly into the web page, whence they can be styled using CSS. it is a subset with some very specific and useful properties, such as the lack of custom XML schemas. AHAH can trivially reuse existing HTML pages, avoiding the need for a custom web service. All data transport is done via browser-friendly HTML, easing debugging and testing. The HTML is designed to be directly embedded in the page’s DOM, eliminating the need for parsing.

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