Web Page Design: Dynamic HTML 01

This section is an introduction to advanced topics in HTML.

Dynamic HTML

For a good reference work on this topic, consider Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference, by Danny Goodman (O'Reilly, 1998).

Dynamic HTML is a term used to mean a variety of things, most commonly it means writing an HTML page such that the page content is generated 'on-the-fly'. Examples include a web page that adapts itself to a user's particular browser, the familiar 'mouse-over' image manipulation, form field checking, status line scrolls, and so on.

This can be done on a server using server-side programming, via CGI programming, or by writing a script in an HTML document. The script may be a common scripting language, such a Visual Basic or JavaScript. The focus on this section will be to introduce you to simple JavaScript by way of examples.

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