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DHTML isn't another markup language, it's simply HTML, Javascript, and CSS used together to create Dynamic HTML. The dynamic part is being able to change a web page's layout on the fly or being able to move things around, make sections visible or invisible based on user input. It's a way to make better use of screen real estate, and to give users more information when they need it instead of cluttering up the screen with information they may not need all the time.

For example, 'Tool Tips'. You know what they are - you see them with Microsoft applications all the time. When you mouse over and linger on an icon and a tool tip pops up that tells you want that icon is for. If those little text boxes were all over your desktop all the time, it'd get confusing and unwieldy, not to mention useless once you got to use an icon enough times to know what it was for. The same principal can be applied to web pages. A user may not be interested in all your links so only show them what the link is for when he expresses interest in it (ie by mousing over said link).

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