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dc.contributor.advisorBrady, Alyce
dc.contributor.advisorFitzgerald, William A.
dc.contributor.authorMarcoux, Patricia
dc.descriptioniv, 23 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn the past, the Internet has been used solely as a medium for the presentation of material. More recently, the usage of the Internet has been expanding to include many interactive processes such as e-commerce and on-line banking. This new paradigm of interactive "web applications" has caused a demand for tools that support interactive media on the Web. Developers cannot use HTML alone to create these dynamic documents. There are numerous technologies available to produce dynamic effects on the Internet. Many of these technologies rely on the methods of each browser to allow access to and internally represent the document. For this reason, developers are finding themselves bound to browser document models in order to create the dynamic pages they desire. This produces a large problem for developers trying to create cross-browser dynamic pages, because these models vary with each browser. For example, in JavaScript, developers must either create many extra lines of complicated cross-browser code or create two separate pages for the two major browsers: Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator. This problem can be solved with the standardization of object models between browsers, which is desperately needed for the future of the Internet and the sanity of developers. I personally experienced this problem while interning with Neodesic Corporation in Kalamazoo, Michigan, during the summer of 1999. A full explanation of the problem of creating cross-browser pages within multiple object models, specific examples taken from my own work experience, and the future outlook for cross-browser compatibility follows.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNeodesic Corporation. Kalamazoo, Michigan.
dc.relation.ispartofSenior Individualized Projects. Computer Science.
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Computer Science Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written
dc.titleDocument Representation in Today's Internet Browsersen_US
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