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    Assess the changes that have taken place in the journey from Dynamic HTML to DOM scripting.

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    Question: Assess the changes that have taken place in the journey from Dynamic HTML to DOM scripting.


    Every web-related technologies used in the vast domain of web that are to become a worldwide standard have to be agreed by the W3C [5]. DHTML [3] or Dynamic HTML is not one of these standards or a standalone technology. DHTML refers to the act of using the web standards JavaScript, CSS and HTML together to create web pages that appear to be dynamic. The pages built with DHTML only appear to be dynamic as they change their look without the need to reload. The dynamic pages which are real does a different job: they retrieve and send data from and to the backend systems [1]. The principle aim of DHTML was to perform the impossible tasks which were seemingly impossible in the past such as make pages look very dynamic, move things around on the click of a mouse or with timed animation and generally make web pages more engaging [1].

    The very cool effect of the DHTML lost its impact rather quickly, especially when some of the browsers were unable to support it and they ended up on a page that was a dead end. As DHTML itself was considered as a great concept, it did bring out a kind of elitism to a certain group of developers such as the JavaScript developers; they did not put much importance in keeping the 'maintainable' property ...

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    The expert forms dynamic HTML to DOM Scripting.