DHTML HTML DOM
What you should already know
Before you continue you should have a basic understanding of the following:
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DHTML is NOT a Language
DHTML stands for Dynamic HTML.
DHTML is NOT a language or a web standard.
According to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C):
The W3C HTML 4 standard has rich support for dynamic content:
DHTML is about using these features, to create dynamic and interactive web pages.
The HTML DOM is a W3C standard. It describes the Document Object Model for HTML.
The HTML DOM defines a standard way for accessing and manipulating HTML documents.
DHTML is about using the DOM to access and manipulate HTML elements.
You can read more about the HTML DOM in a later chapter of this tutorial.
HTML events are a part of the HTML DOM.
DHTML is about creating web pages that reacts to (user)events.
You can read more about events in a later chapter of this tutorial.
CSS defines how to display HTML elements.
You can read more about CSS in a later chapter of this tutorial.