The Browser Framework

This chapter describes the overall framework for web applications—including the browser itself and its components. Included are the interior structure of web pages, a little about web browser architecture, and the structure of the content area—the piece in the middle of the window holding your content.

It also describes some common pitfalls of web design that might affect how you use a browser window to deliver your applications. But first, an overview.

Browser Window: A Conceptual Model

Think about the web browser as a standard two-story office building—four outside walls, some doors and windows, floors, ceilings. Then think about the inside. Inside, you might have dozens of offices with doors, or you might ...

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