The W3C's DOM Level 1 Core is a powerful object model for changing the content tree of documents. It is supported in all major browsers including Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer. It is a powerful base for scripting on the web.
One of the most common style changes made to lists is a change in the indentation distance—that is, how far the list items are pushed over to the right. This often leads to frustration, because what works in one browser often doesn't have the same effect in another. For example, if you declare that lists have no left margin, they move over in Internet Explorer, but sit stubbornly in place in Gecko-based browsers.This article will help you understand the problems that can occur and how to avoid them.
The presence of whitespace in the DOM
can make manipulation of the content tree difficult in unforeseen ways. In Mozilla, all whitespace in the text content of the original document is represented in the DOM (this does not include whitespace within tags). (This is needed internally so that the editor can preserve formatting of documents and so that
will work.) This means that:
interface represents a list of
beforeunload event is fired when the window, the document and its resources are about to be unloaded.
The Web platform provides several ways to get notified of DOM events
. Two common styles are: the generalized
and a set of specific on-event
handlers. This page focuses on the details of how the latter work.
is a compiled XPath query returned from
. It has a method
which can be used to execute the compiled XPath.
In combination with
azimuth enables different audio sources to be positioned spatially for aural presentation. This is important in that it provides a natural way to tell several voices apart, as each can be positioned to originate at a different location on the sound stage. Stereo output produce a lateral sound stage, while binaural headphones and multi-speaker setups allow for a fully three-dimensional stage.
The CSS visual formatting model is an algorithm that processes a document and displays it on visual media. This model is a basic concept of CSS. The visual formatting model transforms each element of the document and generates zero, one, or several boxes that conform to the CSS box model. The layout of each box is defined by:
Loads a resource into either a new browsing context (such as a window) or one that already exists, depending on the specified parameters.
Each HTML element must abide by rules defining what kind of content it can have. These rules are grouped into content models common to several elements. Each HTML element belongs to zero, one, or multiple content models, each setting rules that the element's content must follow in an HTML-conformant document.
Traditionally in browsers the HTML parser has run on the main thread and has blocked after a
</script> tag until the script has been retrieved from the network and executed. The HTML parser in Firefox 4 and later supports speculative parsing off the main thread. It parses ahead while scripts are being downloaded and executed. As in Firefox 3.5 and 3.6, the HTML parser starts speculative loads for scripts, style sheets and images it finds ahead in the stream. However, in Firefox 4 and later the HTML parser also runs the HTML tree construction algorithm speculatively. The upside is that when a speculation succeeds, there's no need to reparse the part of the incoming file that was already scanned for scripts, style sheets and images. The downside is that there's more work lost when the speculation fails.
CSS gradients are new types of
<image> added in the CSS3 Image Module. Using CSS gradients lets you display smooth transitions between two or more specified colors.
This lets you avoid using images for these effects, thereby reducing download time and bandwidth usage. In addition, because the gradient is generated by the browser, objects with gradients look better when zoomed, and you can adjust your layout much more flexibly.
CSS property is used by Mozilla-based applications to attach an XBL
binding to a DOM element.
Adopts a node from an external document. The node and its subtree is removed from the document it's in (if any), and its
is changed to the current document. The node can then be inserted into the current document.