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  1. #1
    Michael Guest

    The future of DHTML


    I will be a part of a developing team that will create a website and this
    will be my first web application.
    I have some experience in VB6 programming.
    The problem is that when I asked my boss if I could create the pages in VB6
    and DHTML, and he answered me that DHTML is a standard that will dissapear,
    is that true ?
    What is the real future for DHTML ?

    Thank you all

  2. #2
    Constance J. Petersen Guest

    Re: The future of DHTML

    Hi Michael,

    Please reply in the newsgroup so everyone can benefit
    "Michael" <mmga@libero.it> wrote in message news:3d329d6f$1@10.1.10.29...
    >
    > I will be a part of a developing team that will create a website and this
    > will be my first web application.
    > I have some experience in VB6 programming.
    > The problem is that when I asked my boss if I could create the pages in VB6
    > and DHTML, and he answered me that DHTML is a standard that will dissapear,
    > is that true ?
    > What is the real future for DHTML ?


    Here's a recent guest editorial by someone who disagrees with your boss.

    http://www.newarchitectmag.com/docum...1020217917753/

    Now, my opinion:

    For Web applications on the Internet, HTML and CSS are great, and javascript is
    fine as long as you use it smartly. (Don't assume all people will have
    javascript running in their browsers. Use it to make the UI better if it's
    there, but make sure the UI still works if it's not there.)

    For the server side, upgrade your VB6 skills to Visual Basic .NET and ASP.NET
    because the .NET Framework blows away VB6 when it comes to Web development.

    Constance Petersen, DevX newsgroup section leader
    --
    Coming soon to a bookstore near you:
    "Programming the Web with Visual Basic .NET"
    http://www.apress.com/book/bookDisplay.html?bID=103




  3. #3
    Xin Li Guest

    Re: The future of DHTML


    Hi,

    I would have to respectfully disagree with your boss. DHTML is not going
    to disappear anytime soon. Your boss needs to look at the entire process
    of building a web application. DHTML is responsible for only one part of
    it, namely the front end presentation. No doubt, there is a lot of work
    that goes on on the server (data store and business logic layer) that drives
    the web application, and there DHTML isn't much use. But then again what
    good is all the data if it cannot be presented in a rich and meaningful way
    to your user? And that's where DHTML has some real potential, in conjunction
    with emerging technology like XML or XHTML (yet another interesting subject
    ripe for pages and pages of babbling). Personally, I believe DHTML is probably
    one of the best ways to provide a useable interface without incurring a lot
    of processor overhead. And finally with the growing adoptation of the W3C
    DOM (to one degree or another) by once warring parties, Nutscrape and M$
    comes to mind, we finally began to see somewhat of a unified framework for
    delivering a platform independent user interface.

    Web applications are becoming increasingly important in today's world where
    heterogeneity is an undisputed reality. With that, I think DHTML will began
    to take on an increasingly important role in the areas where it is meant
    to excel. If you are interested in DHTML, by all means explore. At the
    same time, it would also be a good idea to look into some of the backend
    technologies like J2EE, Microsoft's .NET platform, SOAP and XML based web
    services.

    As a web app developer, I am very excited about the prospects we face. A
    brave new world indeed!

    Xin Li

  4. #4
    John Guest

    Re: The future of DHTML


    "Michael" <mmga@libero.it> wrote:
    >
    >I will be a part of a developing team that will create a website and this
    >will be my first web application.
    >I have some experience in VB6 programming.
    >The problem is that when I asked my boss if I could create the pages in

    VB6
    >and DHTML, and he answered me that DHTML is a standard that will dissapear,
    >is that true ?
    >What is the real future for DHTML ?
    >
    >Thank you all


    Your Boss obviously known nothing about how web pages work. It's most likly
    something he read in some magazine or article. Scripting isn't going anywhere
    and neither is the DOM (Document Object Model) DHTML can make full blown
    apps.

  5. #5
    Michael Guest

    Re: The future of DHTML


    I really appreciate your words.
    Sometimes it is VERY hard to talk to someone that knows nothing about a subject,
    especially when this “someone” is your boss.
    I know I’m a beginner in web development, but I tried to read and learn as
    much as possible before giving this suggestion.
    I even started to think my suggestion was REALLY STUPID !
    Well anyway, I think this is the price sometimes someone have to pay just
    for being a beginner, fortunately there are you guys !!!!!!

    Thank you for EVERYTHING TO ALL OF YOU !!!

    Michael

    "John" <none@urbiz.com> wrote:
    >
    >"Michael" <mmga@libero.it> wrote:
    >>
    >>I will be a part of a developing team that will create a website and this
    >>will be my first web application.
    >>I have some experience in VB6 programming.
    >>The problem is that when I asked my boss if I could create the pages in

    >VB6
    >>and DHTML, and he answered me that DHTML is a standard that will dissapear,
    >>is that true ?
    >>What is the real future for DHTML ?
    >>
    >>Thank you all

    >
    >Your Boss obviously known nothing about how web pages work. It's most likly
    >something he read in some magazine or article. Scripting isn't going anywhere
    >and neither is the DOM (Document Object Model) DHTML can make full blown
    >apps.



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