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Behaviors and JavaScript

Don’t worry—you don’t have to know how to write JavaScript to use Dreamweaver behaviors. But you’ll be better able to understand, and even tweak, the code Dreamweaver writes if you’re familiar with a few of the basic concepts of the language.

JavaScript and HTML

HTML was originally designed for scientists and researchers to put their documents in an electronic format that could be shared and viewed over a wide range of computers. Therefore, it is primarily designed to display static text with a simple, basic structure. The current state of the web has stretched HTML way beyond the purpose for which it was designed. The rising needs of early web developers created a demand to extend the basic functionality and interactivity of the web. JavaScript was developed and incorporated into HTML to satiate this demand.


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