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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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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 […]

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JavaScript

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 […]