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Web Standards: Mastering HTML5, CSS3, and XML by Leslie F. Sikos, Ph.D.

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C H A P T E R  6

Scripting and Applications

Many modern web pages are meant to be dynamic. They have much more than just syntactic structure and semantics. Various web site sections can behave differently and might react to user interactions. Larger sites require databases that need to be handled. Small pieces of programs can be run on remote servers or local computers. However, content generated by server-side languages is often incorrect. Although content authors cannot affect the hard-coded parts of content management systems, templates often provide hand-coding options that involve standardization potential.

In this chapter, you will learn why the standardization of dynamic content is more challenging than that of static pages. Becoming ...

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