is Dynamic HTML?
- "Dynamic HTML" is typically used to describe the combination
of HTML, style sheets and scripts that allows documents to be animated.
Dynamic HTML allows a web page to change after it's loaded into the
browser --there doesn't have to be any communication with the web server
for an update. You can think of it as 'animated' HTML. For example, a
piece of text can change from one size or color to another, or a graphic
can move from one location to another, in response to some kind of user
action, such as clicking a button.
- Microsoft and Netscape have different definitions of Dynamic HTML, and
creating such pages can be challenging.
- Dynamic HTML is a HTML format that allows for:
lets a web developer animate any element on a web page, moving
pictures, text, and objects at will. It lets you ensure that
pieces of content are displayed on the page exactly where you want
them to appear, and you can modify their appearance and location
after the page has been displayed.
let you specify the stylistic attributes of the typographic
elements of your web page. They let you change the color, size, or
style of the text on a page without waiting for the
screen to refresh.
actually changes the words, pictures, or multimedia on a page without
another trip to the web Server.
- Data Binding (MS)
lets you get all the information you need to ask questions, change
elements, and get results without going back to the web
- Downloadable Fonts (NS)
let you use the fonts of your choice to enhance the appearance of
your text. Then you can package the fonts with the page so that
the text is always displayed with your chosen fonts.
- the document object model (DOM)
document.write(Date()) </SCRIPT> //this inserts current
- <a href="http://www.stars.com/"
onMouseOver="alert('Hello !'); return true"> when you move the mouse cursor over a link</a>.//this
displays messagebox "Hello!"
Editing Dynamic HTML in Delphi:
- using Microsoft's IE4.0 DHTML Edit Control (DEC)
- 1st you will need to import the Active X control
into Delphi using Component | Import Active X
- see DI Aug 1999 for example.