[thelist] Wanted: A better understanding of the inter-relationship between HTML, Javascript, the DOM, and Browers

Josh Feingold josh.s.feingold at irs.gov
Fri Feb 15 13:06:00 CST 2002

I am looking for a resource which brings together the four pillars upon
which basic client side web design and scripting is based.


* A resource which compares HTML as it advanced from HTML 1.0 to 2.0 to
3.2 to 4.0 to 4.01 to XHTML.  What are the new tags/attiributes at each
stage and what tags were made obsolete or depreciated?  I know I can glean
all of this from reading the DTDs at W3.org, but it really would be quite
a feat.

* A resource which descibes the new functionality of each new version of
Javascript as it advanced from 1.0 to 1.1 to 1.2 to 1.3 to 1.4.

* A resource which describes how IE and Netscape implemented their DOM in
each successive version of their browser and what differences there are.

* Finally, if anyone has a resource that brings together all of these
topics (HTML, Javascript, DOM, and Browsers) and shows the historical
progression and inter-operability, I would love to see it.

I hope I am not asking for too much. In my searches on the web, I haven't
found this stuff which I consider to be the basics for anyone seriously
involved in web development.

Thanks in advance!


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