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DOM scripting and Javascript and jQuery

Dec
06

Free DOM scripting for XHTML ebook

This PDF book contains 53 pages. The book is now free, as of December 6th 2007.

Source code, table of content and sample pages are available here.

File Type Size Last update
DomScripting.pdf PDF 2.2 MB 07-02-2007

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Mar
28

No problem with jquery

The “onclick event-handler return false” bug as described in this article does not show up in Internet Explorer 7 when ones uses the DOM scripting library jqueryRead more →

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Mar
09

Flash-Javascript Communication

This article tells the story of how Flash 8 movies learnt to fluently converse with Javascript using the ExternalInterface “API” in XHTML strict. Read more →

Feb
07

IE7 preliminary bug report: the onclick event-handler

In Internet Explorer 7 (final release, build 7.0.5730.11), we cannot, using Javascript, cancel the browser’s default action for an anchor element by setting this element’s onclick event-handler to false. One way to solve the problem is to remove the href attribute, yet let the cursor that hovers over the element remain pointy (i.e. keep the white hand with the pointing forefinger), using CSS. Read more →

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Jan
13

STEP 3 of 3 : Javascript calls Flash

At this point, we’ll finally make good use of the id value of our Flash <object> (and, again, that’s not the id attribute of its placeholder element). We will call Actionscript functions from our *.js file using very basic Document Object Model scripting :

document.getElementById("flashMovieId").functionNameInOurJavascript(someValue);

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Jan
13

STEP 2 of 3 : Flash calls Javascript

At this point, we should have scribbled on a post-IT the id value of our Flash <object> (and not the id attribute of its placeholder element). Read more →

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Jan
13

STEP 1 of 3 : Preparation time

We can use a Javascript library to properly embed a Flash “object” on a web page, or we can simply use W3C-compliant (X)HTML markup. Read more →

Dec
15

New DOM scripting book

[] This ebook comes in a PDF format, has 53 pages and is fully illustrated. The size of the file is approximately 2 MBytes. Attached are the table of content and a free sample of the book, containing these pages : the cover, the last page, and in between pages 1, 3, 23-25, 28, 30, 35, 37, 39-40, 43-45. The code for all exercises and two of the final exam questions are attached. Read more →

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