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Oracle Application Express 4.0 with Ext JS by Mark Lancaster

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Cross-browser DOM manipulation with Ext.Element

One of the great challenges facing web developers when writing JavaScript is the lack of consistency in how the Document Object Model (DOM) has been implemented by the different software vendors.

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) was founded in 1994 to promote open standards for the Internet, publishing standards for browser scripting languages (ECMAScript) in 1997, and a standardized DOM in 1998. Today, browsers have varying levels of conformance to the current DOM Level 3 specification published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in 2004.

To allow for many differences between different browser implementations, Ext provides the Ext.Element class, which encapsulates a DOM element and provides ...

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