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Ajax: The Definitive Guide, Anthony T. Holdener, III
Development of new applications on the Web,
Use of those applications on different platforms such as mobile and wirelessdevicesMore information athttp://www.w3.org/MarkUp/ .
Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG)
Formed on June 4, 2004.
Mission: To develop specifications based on HTML and related technologies to ease thedeployment of interoperable Web Applications, with the intention of submitting the resultsto a standards organization."
Vision: Creating a single development environment on which web applications are built.Publishing technical specifications intended for implementation in what it calls "mass-market web browsers" such as Safari, Mozilla, and Opera.
Together with W3C working on HTML 5 (Currently draft).
HTML 5 abandons the strictness of XML that XHTML had adopted, and Focuses on addingnew features to HTML itself. Added elements include nav, article, aside, section, header,footer, mark, time, meter, progress, figure, dialog, datagrid, details, menu, command, andmore.
Netscape Communications Corporation's implementation of ECMAScript
Now a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems,
Microsoft’s implementation ECMA standard is JScript.
Initial: December, 1995
New features: Array extras, String generics, and extensions such as pop( ),push( ), shift( ), and unshift( ).
Internet Explorer -JScript, and
Opera and Safari - other ECMAScript implementations
More information athttp://www.ecma-international.org/publications/standards/Ecma-262.htm
Document Object Model (DOM) W3C Standard
Level 2: Introduced modules to the specification:
November 13, 2000: The Core, View, Events, Style, and Traversal andRange
January 9, 2003: HTML module
Level 3: Greater functionality to work with XML-->Move towards AJAXThe
December 15, 2003: Validation module
April 7, 2004: Core and Load and Save modules