Brian's Notes

Thoughts on Stuff and Junk

DHTML Circa 2001 Circa 2006

I happened upon this post on Pretty interesting considering it was written in 2001. Here it is 2006 and I think we still haven’t got this stuff right.

I think that the architects of the web envisioned the DOM (the heart of DHTML) to be used to enhance the structure and utility of XHTML documents. Not to compete with Flash. Not to build games with. Surely not to create entire sites at runtime with. DHTML is designed to be just another layer of enhancement on top of core HTML. Like CSS, but more fun.