jQuery and script.aculo.us are JavaScript libraries intended to make it easier for programmers to develop cross-browser, JavaScript-based applications.

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Autocompletion tools 4 plugins Yes
HTML generation tools No Yes
Themes (Skinnable) No No
Graceful degradation No No
Developer tools No No
Offline storage No No
Browsers Supported IE 6+, Firefox 2+, Safari 2+, Opera 9+ IE 6+, Firefox 1.5+, Safari 2+, Opera 9.25+
Size required to run in browser 29-94 KB 46-278 KB
Developed By John Resig Thomas Fuchs
Latest Release 1.2.3 on Feb 7, 2008 1.8.1 on Jan 3, 2008
License Dual - MIT License and GNU General Public License MIT License
Website http://jquery.com http://script.aculo.us
XMLHTTPRequest data retrieval Yes Yes
JSON data retrieval Yes Yes
Drag and drop Yes Yes
Simple visual effects Yes Yes
Animation Yes Yes
Event handling Yes Yes
Back button support 2 plugins No
Input widgets & validation 6 plugins Yes
Grid No No
Rich text editor No No

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