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Beginning JavaScript with DOM Scripting and Ajax, Second Edition by Christian Heilmann, Russ Ferguson

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CHAPTER 3

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From DHTML to DOM Scripting

In this chapter, you’ll learn what DHTML was, why it is regarded as a bad way to go nowadays, and what modern techniques and ideas should be used instead. You’ll learn what functions are and how to use them. You’ll also hear about variable and function scope and some state-of-the-art best practices that’ll teach your scripts how to play extremely well with others.

If you are interested in JavaScript and you have searched the Web for scripts, you surely have come upon the term DHTML . DHTML was one of the big buzz words of the IT and web development industry in the late 1990s and beginning of the millennium. ...

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