The HTML Model
- Making HTML Dance The Document Object model was originally designed to let Web developers create 'dynamic' HTML Web pages.
- Interface and Presentation Dynamic HTML goes well beyond 'ordinary' HTML in mixing presentation and content, adding scripted activity to documents on an ad hoc basis. 'No element is safe'.
- A common understanding of scripts XML has no standards whatsoever for identifying scripts inside of documents. There are several possibilities - style sheets, XLink roles, and processing instructions among them - but no standard that works across XML vocabularies.
- A weak beginning? While dynamic HTML opens lots of new interface possibilities, violent incompatibilities between browsers and general complexity have frustrated efforts to make HTML dynamic in a wide sense.
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