Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

A Simple, Clean DOM Reference

Category: JavaScript, Programming

No matter what your Javascript skill level, there’s times when you just need some good, quality documentation to look to. Unfortunately, a lot of the materials out there covering the DOM in Javascript are overbearing and sometimes just plain confusing.

Thankfully, there is a bit of hope out there and it comes in the form of this handy set of pages on They reference the different elements, attributes, and styles you can work with in Javascript, all divided up into nice, simple categories:

  • Window
  • Document Object
  • Elements Object
  • Event Object
  • Style Reference

Several of the items in each list also include HTML/code examples to get you started. The Event Object interface page even includes a “NS Equivalent?” and “IE Equivalent?” columns to help make cross-browser issues happen a little less often.

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:58 am

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For excellent quick references for DOM, as well as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc., check out the DevEdge sidebars for Mozilla. Priceless.

Comment by E — March 22, 2006

Frankly, in AJAX stage, We need cross-browser part only.

Comment by linb — March 22, 2006

Been using, for some time. Works great for me.

Comment by Hans Duedal — March 23, 2006

I use w3schools !! It’s a great site for Web development !

Comment by KpTn — March 23, 2006

The Gecko DOM Reference is also a good bookmaek, with plenty of links to the specs at W3C.

Comment by Douglas Clifton — March 23, 2006

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