HTML Components

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HTML Components (HTCs) are a legacy technology[1] used to implement components in script as Dynamic HTML (DHTML) "behaviors"[2] in the Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser. Such files typically use an .htc extension and the "text/x-component" MIME type.[3]

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


  <li style="behavior:url(">Example</li>

In this example, the li element is given the behavior defined by "" (a file that contains JScript 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.

See also[edit]

  • EMML (Motorola)
  • HTML Template Language (HTL), supported by Adobe Experience Manager (AEM)


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