Dynamic HTML

DHTML is not a formal standard like HTML4 or Javascript1.2 but a marketing term used by both Netscape and Microsoft (unusually singing the same tune) to describe how version 4 browsers can make a web page dynamic, i.e.

Of these, item 1 would not seem dynamic in itself but is a means to an end. Item two has been possible in a limited way using Javascript to change images as the mouse moves over the image, but was poorly implemented in IE3. Item 3 is again, a means to an end.

The last two items are the main appeal of these DHTML capable browsers. Unfortunately, because it is only version 4 browsers that can make any sense of DHTML, you will need to implement some form of browser identification - complete with duplicate web pages suited to particular browsers - to allow your visitors to at least see some content.

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