In this article we will be talking about the basic usage of Ajax with jQuery 1.4.2 production (24KB, Minified and Gzipped).
Throughout this article our Ajax scripts will communicate with ‘serverscript.php‘ our Server script.
Method One – POST (Asynchronous with data):
Transfer data to the server (using POST method), and retrieve a response:
Method Two – GET (Asynchronous with data):
Transfer data to the server (using GET method), and retreive a response:
Note that GET is the default type for Ajax calls using jQuery, so we really do not need to explicitly state it, but I’ve placed it there just for clarity.
Practical jQuery Example using POST:
Well there you have it, not too tricky and with a weight of only 24Kb for the base library you can’t go wrong. Of course, jQuery can be used for a whole heap of other tasks.
Until next time (when we cover MooTools), Happy A’jaxing!