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Java 7 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach by Carl Dea, John O'Conner, Freddy Guime, Josh Juneau

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C H A P T E R  20

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JavaFX on the Web

JavaFX provides new capabilities to interoperate with HTML5. The underlying web page–rendering engine in JavaFX is the popular open-source API called Webkit. Webkit is also used in Google’s Chrome and Apple’s Safari browsers. HTML5 is the new standard markup language for rendering content in web browsers. HTML5 content consists of JavaScript, CSS, Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), and new HTML element tags.

The relationship between JavaFX and HTML5 is important because they complement one another by drawing from each of their individual strengths. For instance, JavaFX’s rich client APIs coupled with HTML5’s ...

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