HTC Information

01/08/2009 16:59

HTML Components (HTCs) are a nonstandard mechanism to implement components in script as Dynamic HTML (DHTML) "behaviors"[1] in the "Microsoft Internet Explorer" web browser. Such files typically use a .htc extension.

HTC is typically an HTML file (with JavaScript/VBScript) and a set elements that define the component. This helps to organize behavior encapsulated script modules that can be attached to parts of a Webpage DOM.

  <LI STYLE="behavior:url(">Foo Foo Foo</LI>

In this example, the LI element is given the behavior defined by "" (a file that contains JavaScript code defining highlight/lowlight actions on mouse over). The same can then be given to any element in the HTML page - thus encapsulating the behavior defined by this file.