Bradley V. Stone wrote:
I don't think Nathan ever said you don't have to learn HTML,
the DOM has worked to my advantage, so I encourage people to learn it.
Some years ago I was paired with an HTML guru and we divided the work
between us. He wrote HTML while I wrote RPG and the relationship worked
Most of my Web applications are adaptations of existing models and if
that's the type of development you're doing, then you might only need a
cursory understanding of browser technologies. And there are a number
there are a number of AJAX toolkits that shield developers from the DOM.
But there will be times when knowing browser technologies will work to
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