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  • Kaustubh

    Kaustubh

    MemberDec 17, 2011

    FBML Vs HTML 5

    Okay, I'm not a Facebook user and have little knowledge of the FBML aka Facebook Markeup Language. How is it different from HTML and HTML 5? I'm guessing it's something to style the way stuff is displayed on FB pages?
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  • manishks

    MemberDec 17, 2011

    i have read some where that apis avaiable for devlopment of application in fbml is meant for facebook only...whatever is embedded in fbml is meant for facebook only.....well they dont use html i suppose....
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  • manishks

    MemberDec 17, 2011

    fbml provides certain tools like fb.comments etc...they all can be used to develop fb applications only...
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  • K!r@nS!ngu

    MemberDec 18, 2011

    update from developers.facebook.com:

    We are deprecating FBML. On Jan 1, 2012: FBML will no longer be supported on Platform. June 1, 2012: FBML apps will no longer work. All FBML endpoints are removed. If you are building a new application on Facebook.com, please implement your application using HTML, JavaScript and CSS. You can use our #-Link-Snipped-# and #-Link-Snipped-# to embedded many of the same social features available in FBML.
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  • PraveenKumar Purushothaman

    MemberDec 18, 2011

    FBML is just like another JavaScript Library, which allows you to use Facebook specific functions at your ease. For eg, if you want to integrate a Like Box to your HTML (am not talking about the iFrame version), you would need to write a lot of codes like, bringing the Facebook's content to your HTML via AJAX and try to give the same colour and appearance. But what if you can do them with predefined stuffs, built by the Facebook people themselves? FB JS API is one, which does the same and FBML is a specific Markup Language, which translates into JavaScript at runtime, easing the work of the Developers. 😀
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  • Kaustubh Katdare

    AdministratorDec 18, 2011

    Well, my question might be stupid: If it's a JS library, why is it called a 'markup' language?
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  • manishks

    MemberDec 18, 2011

    sir what is js library ?
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  • PraveenKumar Purushothaman

    MemberDec 18, 2011

    The_Big_K
    Well, my question might be stupid: If it's a JS library, why is it called a 'markup' language?
    Not a stupid question, but a right one. If you are going to use the FBML, you are not going to type JavaScript. Instead, you will be writing the FBML Syntax, which is in no way related to JavaScript. The JS API, then translates the content to the native JS for running! 😀 Hope this clears.
    musicfreakmandy
    sir what is js library ?
    It is a huge collection of good functions, which are ready to use. 😀 For instance, if you want to make a fade effect using JavaScript, in the (g)olden days, before jQuery (a JavaScript Library) came, we used to do this way:
    <script type="text/javascript">
    var TimeToFade = 1000.0;
     
    function fade(eid)
    {
      var element = document.getElementById(eid);
      if(element == null)
        return;
     
      if(element.FadeState == null)
      {
        if(element.style.opacity == null
            || element.style.opacity == ''
            || element.style.opacity == '1')
        {
          element.FadeState = 2;
        }
        else
        {
          element.FadeState = -2;
        }
      }
     
      if(element.FadeState == 1 || element.FadeState == -1)
      {
        element.FadeState = element.FadeState == 1 ? -1 : 1;
        element.FadeTimeLeft = TimeToFade - element.FadeTimeLeft;
      }
      else
      {
        element.FadeState = element.FadeState == 2 ? -1 : 1;
        element.FadeTimeLeft = TimeToFade;
        setTimeout("animateFade(" + new Date().getTime() + ",'" + eid + "')", 33);
      } 
    }
    </script>
    Whereas now, with the help of jQuery, a powerful JavaScript Library, you can achieve the same effect by:
    <script type="text/javascript" src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
    $(element).fadeOut("slow");
    </script>
    Did you understand the use of library?
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  • manishks

    MemberDec 18, 2011

    so it is java script library were functions are predefined...we jist have to use them....by java script you are referring to java language only which is basically derived from c++...isnt it?
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  • manishks

    MemberDec 18, 2011

    one more thing if we use html5 then also we cant use java script isnt it????
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  • PraveenKumar Purushothaman

    MemberDec 18, 2011

    Java is totally different from JavaScript. Java is by Sun (Oracle). But JavaScript is by Netscape! Just check out the differences between Java and JavaScript here:
    https://www.htmlgoodies.com/beyond/javascript/article.php/3470971/Java-vs-JavaScript.htm
    https://www.dannyg.com/ref/javavsjavascript.html
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JavaScript
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  • PraveenKumar Purushothaman

    MemberDec 18, 2011

    musicfreakmandy
    one more thing if we use html5 then also we cant use java script isnt it????
    HTML5 extensively uses JavaScript, if you don't know! 😀
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  • manishks

    MemberDec 18, 2011

    ok then we dont use applets in html5 which is basically developed using java language which is developed by sun......but html5 uses javascript which belongs to net scape.....????
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  • manishks

    MemberDec 18, 2011

    am i correct?
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  • PraveenKumar Purushothaman

    MemberDec 18, 2011

    musicfreakmandy
    ok then we dont use applets in html5 which is basically developed using java language which is developed by sun......but html5 uses javascript which belongs to net scape.....????
    Applet has been stopped using since XHTML 1.1!
    musicfreakmandy
    am i correct?
    Right! If you would like to add small content of post, please edit the post. 😀 Don't bump, Biggie might not like! 😀
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