The Hows and Whys of Degradable Ajax

I just read through’s write up on The Hows and Whys of Degradable Ajax. The article describes a method of adding AJAX functionality incrementally in order to offer a complete backwards compatible application. The example application demonstrates this nicely (best to use Firefox with the Web Developers toolbar so that you can easily disable JavaScript while you test it – just remember to refresh after re-enabling/disabling it)

* This post was originally published on October 4, 2005 at

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