The jQuery library has a full suite of AJAX capabilities. The functions and methods therein allow us to load data from the server without a browser page refresh. In this chapter, we'll examine each of the available AJAX methods and functions. We'll see various ways of initiating an AJAX request, as well as several methods that can observe the requests that are in progress at any time.
Some of the examples in this chapter use the
$.print() function to print results to the page. This is a simple plug-in, which will be discussed in Chapter 10, Plug-in API.