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Learning jQuery - Fourth Edition

By : Karl Swedberg, Jonathan Chaffer
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Learning jQuery - Fourth Edition

By: Karl Swedberg, Jonathan Chaffer

Overview of this book

To build interesting, interactive sites, developers are turning to JavaScript libraries such as jQuery to automate common tasks and simplify complicated ones. Because many web developers have more experience with HTML and CSS than with JavaScript, the library's design lends itself to a quick start for designers with little programming experience. Experienced programmers will also be aided by its conceptual consistency. LearningjQuery - Fourth Edition is revised and updated version of jQuery. You will learn the basics of jQuery for adding interactions and animations to your pages. Even if previous attempts at writing JavaScript have left you baffled, this book will guide you past the pitfalls associated with AJAX, events, effects, and advanced JavaScript language features. Starting with an introduction to jQuery, you will first be shown how to write a functioning jQuery program in just three lines of code. Learn how to add impact to your actions through a set of simple visual effects and to create, copy, reassemble, and embellish content using jQuery's DOM modification methods. The book will take you through many detailed, real-world examples, and even equip you to extend the jQuery library itself with your own plug-ins.
Table of Contents (24 chapters)
Learning jQuery Fourth Edition
About the Authors
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Error handling

So far, we have only dealt with successful responses to Ajax requests, loading the page with new content when everything goes as planned. Responsible developers, however, should account for the possibility of network or data errors and report them appropriately. Developing Ajax applications in a local environment can lull developers into a sense of complacency since, aside from a possible mistyped URL, Ajax errors just don't happen locally. The Ajax convenience methods such as $.get() and .load() do not provide an error callback argument themselves, so we need to look elsewhere for a solution to this problem.

Aside from using the global .ajaxError() method, we can react to errors by capitalizing on jQuery's deferred object system. We will discuss deferred objects more fully in Chapter 11, Advanced Effects, but for now we'll simply note that we can chain .done(), .always(), and .fail() methods to any Ajax function except .load(), and use these methods to attach the relevant...