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HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide (Definitive Guides)by Chuck Musciano
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"...lucid, in-depth descriptions of the behavior of every HTML tag on every major browser and platform, plus enough dry humor to make the book a pleasure to read."
"When they say 'definitive' they're not kidding."
Put everthing you need to know about HTML & XHTML at your fingertips. For nearly a decade, hundreds of thousands of web developers have turned to HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide to master standards-based web development. Truly a definitive guide, the book combines a unique balance of tutorial material with a comprehensive reference that even the most experienced web professionals keep close at hand. From basic syntax and semantics to guidelines aimed at helping you develop your own distinctive style, this classic is all you need to become fluent in the language of web design.
The new sixth edition guides you through every element of HTML and XHTML in detail, explaining how each element works and how it interacts with other elements. You'll also find detailed discussions of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), which is intricately related to web page development. The most all-inclusive, up-to-date book on these languages available, this edition covers HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.0, and CSS2, with a preview of the upcoming XHTML2 and CSS3. Other topics include the newer initiatives in XHTML (XForms, XFrames, and modularization) and the essentials of XML for advanced readers. You'll learn how to:
The authors apply a natural learning approach that uses straightforward language and plenty of examples. Throughout the book, they offer suggestions for style and composition to help you decide how to best use HTML and XHTML to accomplish a variety of tasks. You'll learn what works and what doesn't, and what makes sense to those who view your web pages and what might be confusing. Written for anyone who wants to learn the language of the Web--from casual users to the full-time design professionals--this is the single most important book on HTML and XHTML you can own.
Bill Kennedy is chief technical officer of MobileRobots, Inc. When not hacking new HTML pages or writing about them, "Dr. Bill" (Ph.D. in biophysics from Loyola University of Chicago) is out promoting the company's line of mobile, autonomous robots that can be used for artificial intelligence, fuzzy logic research, and education.
Chuck Musciano began his career as a compiler writer and crafter of tools at Harris Corporations' Advanced Technology Group and is now a manager of Unix Systems in Harris' Corporate Data Center.
Book News Annotation:
Musciano (Martin Marietta Materials) and Kennedy (MobileRobots) explain the structure of an HTML document, the tags for adding images and audio to a web page, and the rules for creating hyperlinks, formatted lists, forms, and tables. Later chapters introduce XML syntax, compare the differences between XHTML and HTML, and consider the design constraints posed by mobile devices. The sixth edition adds a section on XFrames. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
"HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide,"6th Edition is the most comprehensive, up-to-date book available on HTML and XHTML. The authors cover every element of HTML/XHTML in detail, explaining how each element works and how it interacts with other elements. With hundreds of examples, the book gives you models for writing your own effective web pages and for mastering advanced features like style sheets and frames.
This classic O'Reilly bestseller covers every element of HTML & XHTML in detail, explaining how each element works and how it interacts with other elements. With hundreds of examples, this book shows readers how to create effective Web pages and how to master advanced features like Cascading Style Sheets.
About the Author
Musciano has a B.S. from Georgia Tech and has written on Unix and Web-related topics.
Bill Kennedy is the artistic director of the Scream Literary Festival, a poetry editor for Coach House Books, and an organizer of the Lexiconjury Reading Series. Darren Wershler-Henry teaches communication studies at Wilfrid Laurier University and is the author of "Free as in Speech and Beer" and "The Tapeworm Foundry," They both live in Toronto.
Table of Contents
DedicationPrefaceChapter 1: HTML, XHTML, and the World Wide WebChapter 2: Quick StartChapter 3: Anatomy of an HTML DocumentChapter 4: Text BasicsChapter 5: Rules, Images, and MultimediaChapter 6: Links and WebsChapter 7: Formatted ListsChapter 8: Cascading Style SheetsChapter 9: FormsChapter 10: TablesChapter 11: FramesChapter 12: Executable ContentChapter 13: Dynamic DocumentsChapter 14: Mobile DevicesChapter 15: XMLChapter 16: XHTMLChapter 17: Tips, Tricks, and HacksAppendix A: HTML GrammarAppendix B: HTML/XHTML Tag Quick ReferenceAppendix C: Cascading Style Sheet Properties Quick ReferenceAppendix D: The HTML 4.01 DTDAppendix E: The XHTML 1.0 DTDAppendix F: Character EntitiesAppendix G: Color Names and ValuesAppendix H: Netscape Layout ExtensionsColophon
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