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People Places

Climbing Mt. Everest

I decided to spend some time looking at the history of climbing Mt. Everest because of a note I found at the PBS Nova Web site. It seems that a new expedition is heading to Mt. Everest, but the goal of this expedition is rather different than others. You see, we know that Sir Thomas […]

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Technology

Shopping Carts

Recently, someone, I’ll call him Joe, sent me an email and asked a question about maintaining shopping cart items using client-side cookies. A shopping cart is basically a program that maintains a list of items that a person has ordered, a list that can be viewed and reviewed and usually modified. Joe had run into […]

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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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Technology

Using Old Page layout tricks with new technology

Originally published at Netscape Enterprise Developer, now archived at the Wayback Machine Prior to the release of Netscape Navigator 4.0 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0, Web developers had to use a lot of tricks to control the layout and looks of a Web page. There was no easy way to control the positioning of elements […]

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Specs Technology

XML Expectations

Originally published at Netscape Enterprise Developer, now archived at Wayback Machine Extensible Markup Language is a language that defines other languages. It also has the potential to give structure and meaning to the information contained in HTML documents or any other data form — making such information naturally as searchable and structured as the information […]