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JavaScript: The Complete Reference, 2nd edition

JavaScript: The Complete Reference, 2nd edition
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The Definitive JavaScript Resource. Complete coverage of the W3C DOM2 standard

Build dynamic, cross-browser Web pages using JavaScript--the premier client-side scripting language in use today on the Web. First learn the basics of the language, then combine syntax and theory to develop practical applications--create a variety of windows including special dialogs, use the W3C Document Object Model (DOM) 2 to manipulate (X)HTML documents, add sizzle to your pages with special effects, and improve usability. With full coverage of advanced topics such as using embedded objects and remote JavaScript, this is the ultimate resource for beginning and advanced users alike.

  • Learn core language features such as data types, objects, and regular expressions
  • Manipulate (X)HTML and XML documents using the W3C DOM 2
  • Take advantage of the standard event models in DOM 2 for robust event handling
  • Control windows and frames with the Windows object
  • Validate forms before sending them to server-side programs
  • Add dynamic effects to Web pages, such as rollovers and animation
  • Extend JavaScripts capabilities using embedded multimedia objects
  • Interact with servers on the Internet using remote JavaScript
  • Understand JavaScript security policies
  • Troubleshoot and debug your JavaScript programs

Thomas Powell, lecturer for UCSD, is the author of HTML& XHTML: The Complete Reference and Web Design: The Complete Reference. He is president and founder of PINT, a Web site design and development firm. Fritz Schneider is a software engineer at Google who where he works on both client- and server-side Web applications. He is an experienced teacher of Web technologies and co-author of How to Do Everything with Google.

Synopsis:

Create dynamic, interactive Web pages with the latest upgrade to this flexible development tool. Coverage includes event handling, object oriented programming, IE specific content, XML, and sample code that lets you work through projects and provides groundwork for your own creations. Provides information for new and non-professional developers and also more advanced coverage for experienced JS developers who want a comprehensive reference.

Synopsis:

The most in-depth guide to JavaScript available

Create dynamic and flexible Web pages with JavaScript using this comprehensive resource. Whether you're a new or more experienced developer, you'll find quality coverage of every topic you're looking for--from fundamentals such as language syntax to advanced topics including interaction with browser plug-ins and the emerging W3C DOM standard. You'll learn to create cross-browser scripts for common tasks including form validation, visual effects, navigation systems and much more. In addition to the comprehensive tutorials that make up each chapter, the appendices contain helpful material that's quickly accessible--including object references, a browser compatibility chart, and other key JavaScript syntax charts. For a thorough and authoritative book on the latest version of JavaScript that's geared toward developers at every level--this is the ideal resource for you.


  • Get an overview of JavaScript and Web programming
  • Find out about core features and functionality--including variables, functions, and objects
  • Acquire solid language fundamentals, including the effective use of JavaScript's object-oriented features
  • Understand the differences between the standard Document Object Model (DOM) and Browser Object Models (BOM)
  • Manipulate images and layout with JavaScript
  • Add sophisticated navigation systems using DHTML
  • Parse XML with JavaScript and control windows and frames
  • Deal with browser incompatibilities and learn tips for debugging

About the Author

Thomas Powell (San Diego, CA) is a well-known author and educator in Web design and development. He is a lecturer for the University of California, San Diego Computer Science Department and the developer of the UCSD Extension Web Publishing Certificate program. He has been teaching classes in JavaScript, HTML, and Web design for more than four years. He is the author of the best-selling HTML: The Complete Reference and Web Design: The Complete Reference. Powell is also the President and founder of PINT (www.pint.com), a Web site design and development firm.

Fritz Schneider (San Diego, CA) is a software engineer with Anonymizer.com. While there he has designed and implemented a variety of Apache modules, written CGI scripts, implemented a Web-based customer email service, and created and maintained a large number of internal and public Web pages. He has been a teaching assistant in Web programming and computer science classes at both UCSD and Columbia University.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction

1 Introduction to JavaScript

2 JavaScript Core Features ? Overview

Part II: Core Language

3 Data Types and Variables

4 Operators, Expressions, and Statements

5 Functions

6 Objects

7 Array, Date, Math, and Type-Related Objects

8 Regular Expressions

Part III: Fundamental Client-Side JavaScript

9 Traditional JavaScript Object Models

10 The Standard Document Object Model

11 Event Handling

Part IV: Using JavaScript

12 Controlling Windows and Frames

13 Handling Documents

14 Form Handling

15 Image Effects: Rollovers, Positioning, and Animation

16 Navigation and Site Visit Improvements

17 Controlling the Browser

Part V: Advanced Topics

18 JavaScript and Embedded Objects

19 Server-Side JavaScript

20 JavaScript and XML

Part VI: Real World JavaScript

21 JavaScript Security

22 Netscape Extensions and Considerations

23 Internet Explorer Extensions and Considerations

24 JavaScript Practices

Part VII: Appendixes

A Core Syntax Quick Reference

(and more...)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780072191271
Subtitle:
The Complete Reference, 2nd edition
Author:
Powell, Thomas A.
Author:
Powell, Thomas
Author:
Schneider, Fritz
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Osborne Media McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Location:
New York
Subject:
Programming Languages - General
Subject:
Programming - General
Subject:
Internet - Web Site Design
Subject:
Programming Languages - CGI, Javascript, Perl, VBScript
Subject:
JavaScript (Computer program language)
Subject:
JavaScript
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Series:
Osborne Complete Reference Series
Series Volume:
107-131
Publication Date:
20040628
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
976
Dimensions:
9.30x7.26x2.20 in. 3.95 lbs.

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Product details 976 pages McGraw-Hill Osborne Media McGraw-Hill Osborne Media - English 9780072191271 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Create dynamic, interactive Web pages with the latest upgrade to this flexible development tool. Coverage includes event handling, object oriented programming, IE specific content, XML, and sample code that lets you work through projects and provides groundwork for your own creations. Provides information for new and non-professional developers and also more advanced coverage for experienced JS developers who want a comprehensive reference.
"Synopsis" by , The most in-depth guide to JavaScript available

Create dynamic and flexible Web pages with JavaScript using this comprehensive resource. Whether you're a new or more experienced developer, you'll find quality coverage of every topic you're looking for--from fundamentals such as language syntax to advanced topics including interaction with browser plug-ins and the emerging W3C DOM standard. You'll learn to create cross-browser scripts for common tasks including form validation, visual effects, navigation systems and much more. In addition to the comprehensive tutorials that make up each chapter, the appendices contain helpful material that's quickly accessible--including object references, a browser compatibility chart, and other key JavaScript syntax charts. For a thorough and authoritative book on the latest version of JavaScript that's geared toward developers at every level--this is the ideal resource for you.


  • Get an overview of JavaScript and Web programming
  • Find out about core features and functionality--including variables, functions, and objects
  • Acquire solid language fundamentals, including the effective use of JavaScript's object-oriented features
  • Understand the differences between the standard Document Object Model (DOM) and Browser Object Models (BOM)
  • Manipulate images and layout with JavaScript
  • Add sophisticated navigation systems using DHTML
  • Parse XML with JavaScript and control windows and frames
  • Deal with browser incompatibilities and learn tips for debugging

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