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In today's Web 2.0 world, JavaScript and Dynamic HTML are at the center of the hot new approach to designing highly interactive pages on the client side. With this environment in mind, the new edition of this book offers bite-sized solutions to very specific scripting problems that web developers commonly face. Each recipe includes a focused piece of code that you can insert right into your application.

Why is JavaScript & DHTML Cookbook so popular? After reading thousands of forum threads over the years, author and scripting pioneer Danny Goodman has compiled a list of problems that frequently vex scripters of various experience levels. For every problem he addresses, Goodman not only offers code, but a discussion of how and why the solution works. Recipes range from simple tasks, such as manipulating strings and validating dates in JavaScript, to entire libraries that demonstrate complex tasks, such as cross-browser positioning of HTML elements, sorting tables, and implementing Ajax features on the client.

Ideal for novices as well as experienced scripters, this book contains more than 150 recipes for:

  • Working with interactive forms and style sheets
  • Presenting user-friendly page navigation
  • Creating dynamic content via Document Object Model scripting
  • Producing visual effects for stationary content
  • Positioning HTML elements
  • Working with XML data in the browser
Recipes in this Cookbook are compatible with the latest W3C standards and browsers, including Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 2, Safari, and Opera 9. Several new recipes provide client-side Ajax solutions, and many recipes from the previous edition have been revised to help you build extensible user interfaces for Web 2.0 applications. If you want to write your own scripts and understand how they work, rather than rely on a commercial web development framework, the JavaScript & DHTML Cookbook is a must.


For each problem Goodman addresses, theres a solution or recipe--a focused piece of code that Web developers can insert directly into their applications. The author includes explanations of how and why codes work, so that readers learn problem-solving techniques.

About the Author

Danny Goodman has been writing about personal computers and consumer electronics since the late 1970s. In 2006, he celebrated 25 years as a freelance writer and programmer, having published hundreds of magazine articles, several commercial software products, and three dozen computer books. Through the years, his most popular book titles - on HyperCard, AppleScript, JavaScript, and Dynamic HTML - have covered programming environments that are both accessible to non-professionals, yet powerful enough to engage experts. His Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference, now in its third edition, is an O'Reilly bestseller.To keep up to date on the needs of web developers for his recent books, Danny is also a programming consultant to some of the industry's top intranet development groups and corporations. His expertise in implementing sensible cross-browser client-side scripting solutions is in high demand and allows him to, in his words, "get code under my fingernails while solving real-world problems."

Danny was born in Chicago, Illinois during the Truman Administration. He earned a B.A. and M.A. in Classical Antiquity from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He moved to California in 1983 and lives in a small San Francisco area coastal community, where he alternates views between computer screens and the Pacific Ocean.

Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1: StringsChapter 2: Numbers and DatesChapter 3: Arrays and ObjectsChapter 4: Variables, Functions, and Flow ControlChapter 5: Browser Feature DetectionChapter 6: Managing Browser WindowsChapter 7: Managing Multiple FramesChapter 8: Dynamic FormsChapter 9: Managing EventsChapter 10: Page Navigation TechniquesChapter 11: Managing Style SheetsChapter 12: Visual Effects for Stationary ContentChapter 13: Positioning HTML ElementsChapter 14: Creating Dynamic ContentChapter 15: Dynamic Content ApplicationsAppendix A: Keyboard Event Character ValuesAppendix B: Keyboard Key Code ValuesAppendix C: ECMAScript Reserved KeywordsColophon

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Goodman, Danny
O'Reilly Media
Danny Good
Programming Languages - CGI, Javascript, Perl, VBScript
Programming Languages - HTML
JavaScript (Computer program language)
Internet programming
Programming Languages - JavaScript
Computer Languages-CGI
CSS;DHTML;DOM;Dynamic;HTML;JavaScript;Style;Web 2.0;XML;ajax
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Second Edition
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9.19 x 7 x 1.11 in 1.88 lb

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