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Implementing AJAX independent of PHP/ASP/.NET. Plain html with javascript.

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I am new to this but I want to know what exactly is this AJAX business. People say it makes websites load much faster, I really want to implement it but I dont know where to start. Can anyone guide me how to implement it? I am only allowed html and javascript on the webserver.
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With AJAX you can load (part of) your page in the background, what gives it faster feeling (and in case it's just a little part of a huge page, it can in fact be faster also).

Because it is pure javascript, you don't need any serverscripting.

Some resources for beginners:
http://www.webreference.com/programming/javascript/jf/column12/index.html
http://www.mousewhisperer.co.uk/ajax_page.html
http://rushi.wordpress.com/2006/04/04/beginning-ajax/

I recommand using the prototype Javascript library, wich can help you creating nice interactive web pages.
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