Solved

What does it mean by "Document" in javascript?

Posted on 2011-02-13
6
373 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
What is the significance of "Document" in javascript? is this an object ? i have see it has been several places !! is there any reason that it has been called as "document" ?
0
Comment
Question by:PeteEngineer
6 Comments
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
dmeeren earned 100 total points
ID: 34882128
I use document.write to print something to the screen or alert box. So i think it is a command to write something. I never bothered to find out the exact meaning, i just ise it. Is i think a bit more, you can see a html page as an html document.
0
 
LVL 3

Assisted Solution

by:sniper038
sniper038 earned 100 total points
ID: 34882130
yes it is the main object of a HTML page. It has some properties as well as other objects and events.
see http://www.comptechdoc.org/independent/web/cgi/javamanual/javadocument.html
and http://www.javascriptkit.com/jsref/document.shtml
for more info.
And regarding the naming, I think that it's because that javascript is copying some names from other languages like java. this might be the reason! anyhow it's not a big deal I think.
0
 
LVL 29

Assisted Solution

by:Olaf Doschke
Olaf Doschke earned 100 total points
ID: 34882369
Don't know why they called it document, but it's simply the root object of the html page the browser currently displays. The root object of a tree of object nodes representing the html elements and other document properties.

Bye, Olaf.
0
Zoho SalesIQ

Hassle-free live chat software re-imagined for business growth. 2 users, always free.

 
LVL 29

Assisted Solution

by:Badotz
Badotz earned 200 total points
ID: 34882790
Visit  http://www.sislands.com/coin70/week1/dom.htm  to get a better understanding of this.
0
 
LVL 29

Assisted Solution

by:Badotz
Badotz earned 200 total points
ID: 34882799
JavaScript Object Hierarchy
0
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:Badotz
ID: 34951996
The strong, silent type, eh?

No worries - glad to help.
0

Featured Post

Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article explains how to reset the password of the sa account on a Microsoft SQL Server.  The steps in this article work in SQL 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014 and 2016.
This article demonstrates how to create a simple responsive confirmation dialog with Ok and Cancel buttons using HTML, CSS, jQuery and Promises
In this fourth video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFinfo utility, which retrieves the contents of a PDF's Info Dictionary, as well as some other information, including the page count. We show how to isolate the page count in a…
In this fifth video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFdetach utility, which is able to list and, more importantly, extract attachments that are embedded in PDF files. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable …

929 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

8 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now