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Dynamic HTML is best for the 90% or so visitors who will support it. This refers to the 'active page' with 'active content' that is produced by both server side script (<%Language=VBScript%>) and client-side script (<script language=JavaScript></script>).

DHTML (all flavors in general) is used for generating content and layout on the fly, usually involving database access, but also including the client side scripting of form behaviors such as formatting and totaling form fields and response to mouseovers such as dropdown and flyout menus. Since some browsers are still not processing client-side script, the page needs to gracefully downgrade its presentation for the down-level browsers.

-- Anonymous, February 02, 2001


The solution is to limit client side code to javascript. There are differences still in how Netscape and IE work with the Document Object Model and javascript code often requires conditional branches for the two borwser types. Be sure to check out the Dev Guru website at as one of the best references on both client side and server side code.

-- Anonymous, March 16, 2001

Using DHTML you would run into a lot of incompatibilites between browser versions. Netscape Vs IE4 vs IE5 Vs IE5.5.

-- Anonymous, March 16, 2001

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