2.2. Navigator 4 DHTML—Fading Fast
For the brief time period during which Navigator 4 was the only DHTML game in town, the lack of standards support was not a problem. But when Microsoft released Internet Explorer 4, with its radically different object model approach, developers had to jump through hoops to write DHTML code that accomplished the same tasks in both browsers. Even then, the power of dynamic page reflow in IE 4 made many DHTML effects essentially impossible to duplicate in the mostly static body content of Navigator 4 pages.
Despite the fact that some organizations have continued to standardize on Navigator 4 while waiting to migrate to a more modern browser platform, this edition of Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference cuts the cord with the Navigator 4 past. If you need assistance and examples of scripting Navigator 4 DHTML, consult the first edition of this title.
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