WaSP DOM Scripting Task Force definitions
The WaSP DOM Scripting Task Force uses the following non-normative definitions:
- A scripting technique for silently loading new data from the server. Although AJAX scripts commonly use the soon to be standardized XMLHttpRequest object, they could also use a hidden iframe or frame.
An AJAX script is useless by itself. It also requires a DOM Scripting component to embed the received data in the document.
- An outdated scripting technique that is mainly characterized by the changes it makes to the
styleproperties of certain elements, and by the use of the browser-specific DOMs
- DOM Scripting
- A scripting technique to access and/or change the structure of a document by means of the W3C DOM. DOM Scripting covers virtually all scripting in web browsers, from simple form validation to complicated restructuring of the page after AJAX data have been received.
- The broadest and most general term, which encompasses all subsets mentioned on this page.
- Unobtrusive scripting
- A scripting technique that separates behaviour and structure and makes sure the user agent is capable of supporting the script before it is applied.
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