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JavaScript Technology Writing

My Last O’Reilly Book

I sometimes miss the simpler days when an alert was your JavaScript best friend.

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JavaScript

Adding Persistence to DHTML Effects

Originally published at Netscape Enterprise Developer, now archived at the Wayback Machine Dynamic HTML (DHTML), implemented in Netscape Navigator 4.x and Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x, gives the Web page visitor the ability to alter the position, format, or visibility of an HTML element. However, the effects that are created with DHTML are transitory in that […]

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Netscape Navigator’s JavaScript 1.1 vs Microsoft Internet Explorer’s JScript

Originally published at Digital Cats, now archived at the Wayback Machine Prior to Netscape implementing JavaScript in Netscape Navigator, web developers had few tools to create interactive content for their web pages. Now this scripting language gives developers the ability to do things such as check form contents, communicate with the user based on their […]

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JavaScript Technology

Using Dynamic HTML to create an animated menubar

Originally published in Netscape World, now archived at the Wayback Machine Microsoft and Netscape decided to use two different techniques for Dynamic HTML. Microsoft bases its approach on exposing CSS1 (Cascading Style Sheets) attributes to script, with a little help from some interesting new built-in, lightweight, and windowless ActiveX controls. Netscape bases much of its […]

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Scenario: Internet Zoo

Page and source archived at Wayback Machine. Note, background images were cool in 1997. As for the comment, “The system needs little in the way of security and will reside on a machine totally isolated from any other system”, well, all I can say is those were the days. The Scenario is a non-profit organization, […]