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About this Course

This is an introductory course that is mainly intended for serious computer hobbyists, IT students, and IT professionals. The free online textbook for this course is Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 24 Hours, Third Edition. You should begin by reading the complete Introduction to the book.

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Helpful References

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DOM Quick Reference


Lesson 9. Working with the Document Object Model

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • Accessing the various objects in the DOM
  • Working with windows using the window object
  • Working with Web documents with the document object
  • Using objects for links and anchors
  • Using the location object to work with URLs
  • Getting information about the browser with the navigator object
  • Creating JavaScript-based Back and Forward buttons


Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

Offsite Understanding the Document Object Model
Offsite Using window Objects
Offsite Working with Web Documents
Offsite Accessing Browser History
Offsite Working with the location Object
Offsite Reading Information about the Browser



Learning Activities

  1. Use this search box to refine and expand your understanding of new terms and concepts in the reading assignments.

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  1. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Visit the hands-on Workshop: Creating Back and Forward Buttons.
  2. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Review the lesson Summary.
  3. Test your understanding with the following items:
Offsite Q&A
Offsite Quiz
Offsite Exercises


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Most recent revision: March 20, 2014