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    Changing the DOM scripting category to "DHTML and DOM" instead?

    Hi:
    To those of you who currently use the DOM category, what do you think about changing it to "DOM and DHTML" instead, and making it a main category visible on the frontpage of CF?

    In theory this is a good idea, though I'm afraid it may fall victim like the old DHTML category (in the old WA Forum), where general JavaScript/HTML questions will get posted there as well by the unknowing, diluting its intended purpose. However, if it works, we'll have a place where advanced DHTML- and not just DOM- questions can be accomodated.

    Please give it some thought before responding. I'm perfectly fine with keeping the DOM category as is if you feel that's for the best.
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    I'm inclined to agree - any DHTML which *isn't* DOM is going to be .all and .layers stuff, which doesn't really belong in the same forum; it's far more "javascript" than it is "dhtml", IMO.

    Without wanting to sound puritanical, part of me also feels that we shouldn't really be "encouraging" the use of these outdated object collections; changing the forum to accomodate them might suggest that this kind of scripting is as useful (or "important" for want of a better word) as DOM scripting, when arguably it isn't.
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    Thanks for the responses thus far. I guess I'm more in favor of a DHTML forum, since if used correctly, it can accomodate some interesting discussions on DHTML at large, which is more than the DOM due to the current reality of things. For example, just the other day, I thought about posting a question on how best to detect if the mouse is still inside a DIV, and then started seeing how the DOM category almost prohibits such a general yet still DHTML question.
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    Originally posted by WA
    .. it can accomodate some interesting discussions on DHTML at large, which is more than the DOM due to the current reality of things. For example, just the other day, I thought about posting a question on how best to detect if the mouse is still inside a DIV
    Yeah, I can see where you're coming from with that.

    But funny you should say that - the other day I was searching the WA archives, for your post where you wanted to know how to detect if a mouse has moved *outside* a DIV - maybe that information is relevant to you now - http://www.codingforums.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/005192.html
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    Originally posted by WA
    For example, just the other day, I thought about posting a question on how best to detect if the mouse is still inside a DIV, and then started seeing how the DOM category almost prohibits such a general yet still DHTML question.
    Tis simple? Talk to me on MSN or post in the forum before you decide you can't do something with DOM .


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