Advanced HTML Techniques

The Web grew up around the vision of the HTML file as a simple, static text file served uniformly to all requests, but this vision has gotten complicated in recent years by advances in Web technology. Web sites now commonly generate Web content at the time of the client's request. These Dynamic HTML techniques allow the content to adapt to the specific preferences and requests of the user. Dynamic HTML also simplifies the task of Web design (once you get past the programmatic hurdles) because the Web server can serve up unlimited combinations of output through a single template.

At the same time, another vision is now playing out in the Web world: client-side programming. In this vision, programmatic instructions are ...

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