Ajax is a method used in web applications to enable the retrieval of data from a server asynchronously in the background without interfering with the display and behavior of the existing page. This can be extremely useful in web software as it allows the user to interact with a web page without the page having to reload.
Using Ajax with MooTools allows for a much simplier development of Ajax.
An example of how to use Ajax with MooTools is below.
2. Then you need to create a page that will print the content you want through using Ajax. In this case l will just display a simple text statement but this page could have various function calls in it.
3. Now for the MooTools part. I will presume you have MooTools already setup correctly. Firstly add a new function call to the window add event.
Then create this function you just added. This will test whether the link exists in the page and if it does it will add an 'on click' event to it. Whenever that link is clicked on it will run the RequestTestData function. The variable we add to the RequestTestData call is to the page that stores the Ajax data, in this case ajax.php.
Finally we add the RequestTestData function. This is made very easy due to using MooTools. We tell the script what url to call, what div to update and finally what to do once this update has been completed. For this example l have set the colour of the text to red upon completion just to give you an idea of what could be achieved.
Hopefully that will give you a quick insight into how you can use MooTools and Ajax together to improve the usability of your web application.