What is Taconite?
How Does Taconite Work?
The real power of Ajax is the ability to asynchronously communicate with the server and update parts of the web page, without a complete page refersh. This is the "wow" factor that users are looking for.
Taconite works great with template-based server side technologies like PHP, ASP, JSP, and many others. Usually you can simply reuse markup you've already written.
Taconite 3.1 is now ready for download! Please go to the Taconite download page and download the 3.1 release.
The Taconite jQuery plugin has received numerous usability updates. For example, the Taconite client methods ($.taconiteGet, $.taconitePost, and $.taconiteAjax) now return the jQuery object that is returned by the underlying jQuery Ajax methods. By doing so you can make use of deferreds etc. You can also use the jQuery DOM manipulation method names as the action tag names in your response XML, as these are usually shorter than the legacy Taconite equivalents (which are still supported).
The Classic Taconite parser recives a minor bug fix to better work in IE9. IE9 is much more standards compliant than previous IE versions, so some of the hacks to get DOM manipulation working for older IE versions were breaking IE9! I recommend that all users upgrade to use the jQuery plugin.
See the release notes in the Taconite distribution for a complete list of changes.