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Eight Weeks of Prototype: Week 4, Event Handling in Prototype

Summary

In this article I've shown you how to handle JavaScript events using the helpful methods Prototype provides. Not only did I show you how to handle normal DOM events, but I also showed you how to use custom events and where it may be useful to do so.

There were a wide range of examples in this article, including demonstrating how to handle keyboard and mouse events.

In the sixth article in this series I'll show you to create classes in JavaScript, which really helps with organising all of your event handlers together.

In the next article though, I'll show you how to perform Ajax requests using Prototype. This will include a number of different examples and cover a wide range of topics including how to easily communicate with server-side scripts using JSON and how to build accessible forms that use Ajax.

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