| What is DHTML?
"DHTML is the combination of several built-in browser features in fourth
generation browsers that enable a web page to be more dynamic"
feature- or enhancement- that gives your browser the ability to be dynamic. What you
really want to learn is not DHTML itself, but rather, the syntax needed to use DHTML.
DHTML is a collection of features that together, enable your web page to
be dynamic. I think its important now to define just what is meant by Dynamic?
"Dynamic" is defined as the ability of the browser
to alter a web page's look and style after the document has loaded. I remember
document.write("This is text created on the fly!")
But what if we wanted to create content not only on the fly, but on demand?
We can do that, by nesting the above code in a function, and calling it via a form button:
Pressing the button will erase the entire web page and we were left with only the text the function produced.
That was back then. Now, with the introduction of DHTML, we can alter content on a web
page on demand, whenever we feel like it, without having the browser erase
everything else. That's what DHTML is all about. The ability of the browser to change look
and style even after the document has loaded.
The technology of DHTML is currently at its development stage, with NE, IE 5
differing quite greatly in their implementation of this great technology. Its currently
not possible to write one DHTML code and expect it to function in both browsers properly.
Furthermore, the two browsers are at different stages in their development of DHTML; from
my own knowledge and what I've heard, DHTML in IE is far more powerful and versatile