Have we won yet?
DHTML, you say? Tried that, hated it. It didn't work the way you had expected in [insert your favorite browser here], right? Well, it's time to take a second look. What you may think of as DHTML has advanced greatly since the early days of Web design. Back then, Microsoft and Netscape were in a pitched battle over which Document Object Model (DOM) would rule the Web: document.all or document.layers. But that has all changed. In the end, reason and the W3C have prevailed. Even Netscape, the company that created the
element, has abandoned it in favor of the standard <div>. Developers no longer have to code for two different APIs.
So why the resistance to DHTML? Perhaps it's time for a new name.
It's been three years. Has DHTML won?