Dynamic HTML

Dynamic HTML is a proposed World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standard developed by Microsoft for creating interactive multimedia Web content.

What is Dynamic HTML?

A proposed World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standard developed by Microsoft for creating interactive multimedia Web content. You can use Dynamic HTML to make Web pages look and behave more like typical desktop applications. Dynamic HTML supports features such as:

  • Document Object Model (DOM), a standard whereby every element of a Web page is exposed for scripting. Each element on a Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) page can function as an object that can be modified using scripts and other programs. For example, Dynamic HTML can make the appearance of an object on a Web page change during an onmouseover or onclick event.
  • Cascading style sheet (CSS) positioning, which allows HTML content developers to control the style and layout of objects on a Web page using style sheets. These style sheets can then be cascaded to define different levels of precedence.
  • Dynamic Content and Dynamic Styles, which HTML content developers can use to dynamically change the content or style of every HTML element on a Web page based on mouse events or other forms of user interaction.
  • Data Binding, which integrates data with HTML elements. For example, table rows can be automatically generated from data records and data-bound fields.