It may be used to create small applications in a web browser: for example to ease navigation, to create interactive forms or to create interactive exercises to use in e-learning.
Competing techniques include Macromedia Flash for animation, Java applets and Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), though SVG isn't yet well-supported by the major web browsers.
Some disadvantages of DHTML are that it is difficult to develop and debug due to varying degrees of support among web browsers of the aforementioned technologies and that the variety of screen sizes means the end look can only be fine-tuned on a limited number browser/screen-size combinations. Development for recent browsers, such as Internet Explorer 5.0+, Netscape 6.0+, and Opera 7.0+, is aided by a shared Document Object Model.
QuirksMode, a comprehensive site with test examples and instructions on how to write DHTML code which runs on several browsers
Solitaire Mahjongg, a web game application coded in dynamic HTML
Last updated: 10-29-2005 02:13:46