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316[NH] Re: CSS, HTML, XHTML ???

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  • Jody
    Feb 12, 2000
      Hi All,

      Thanks! I was able to figure out DHTML, but not, SHTML. Can anybody shoot me one on it please and make any corrections or additions below that you may think need to be done? TIA

      HTML is an acronym for Hypertext Markup Language and is the set of "markup"
      symbols or codes inserted in a file intended for display on a World Wide Web
      browser. The HTML codes tell the Web browser how to display a Web page's words
      and images for the user. The individual code are referred to as
      elements (but are commonly referred to as tags).

      XML is an acronym for extensible markup language and is a structured set of
      rules for how one might define any kind of data to be shared on the Web.
      It's called an "extensible" markup language because anyone can invent a
      particular set of markup for a particular purpose and as long as everyone
      uses it (the writer and an application program at the receiver's end), it
      can be adapted and used for many purposes - including, as it happens,
      describing the appearance of a Web page.

      XHTML is an acronym for Extensible Hypertext Markup Language and
      is "a reformulation of HTML 4 as an application of the Extensible Markup
      Language (XML). XHTML is, in fact, the follow-on version of HTML 4. You
      could think of it as HTML 5, except that it is called XHTML 1.0.

      DHTML is an acronym for Dynamic Hyper Text Markup Language Dynamic, an extension of HTML that gives the web page author more control over the layout of the web page. It makes it possible for the web page to interact directly with the user instead of having to contact the server.

      SHTML - ???

      PHTML - ???

      Style Sheets
      Style sheets describe how documents are presented on screens. By attaching
      style sheets to structured documents on the Web (e.g. HTML), authors and
      readers can influence the presentation of documents without sacrificing
      device-independence or adding new HTML tags.

      Cascading Style Sheets. Provides web page writers a way of storing the presentation of the information in a web page (*.HTML), so that it does not have to be coded into each web page. It makes for smaller pages and allows for more rapid changes to an entire site, just by changing the style sheet(s). As the term implies, more than one style sheet can be used on the same document, with different levels of importance.

      CGI is an acronym for Common Gateway Interface. It is a standardized way for interacting between external programs, scripts, and web servers to deliver changing data to the outer world. Normally web pages are static - they do not change unless edited by someone - the code can only be read. CGI programs can be called from inside a web page, so CGIs can be used to produce up to date web pages showing the time, or the date of it's last change for instance. Also, you could use it to build a comprehensive and ever up to date database shown on your site, or whatever dynamic content you want. Today, CGI scripts are often written with Perl, but in principle you can use programs or scripts written in any language. (See Perl)

      ASP is an acronym for Application Service Provider and it is also used for Active Server Page. An Active Server Page is an HTML page that includes one or more scripts (small embedded programs) that are processed on a Microsoft Web server before the page is sent to the user. ASP files (.asp) can work with Personal Web Servers (PWS), like a mini ISP which can be used on home computers and act similar a regular ISP.

      Happy HTML'n!


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