Synopses & Reviews
Sitting at the foundation of every site is HTML. It's the only language that's essential to a web site's very existence. On the surface HTML may seem simple but there's much more to it that meets the eye. With different versions, many infrequently used elements and attributes, and varying ways that browsers interpret the language, only a comprehensive and up-to-date reference, like this book, has it completely covered.
The Ultimate HTML Reference is your definitive resource for mastering HTML. The entire language is clearly and concisely covered, along with browser compatibility details, working examples, and easy-to-read descriptions. Authored by one of the world's most renowned HTML experts, this is a comprehensive reference that you'll come back to time and time again.
This cross-referenced, easy-to-use book covers:Every element and attribute in the HTML and XHTML Specifications, including an example of its correct useCoverage of deprecated and proprietary elementsDetailed browser compatibility information will save you hours of painful debugging and frustration
Written by the author of SitePoint's raved about beginner's HTML book, this reference guide takes HTML learning to the next level.
The bulk of the book consists of a detailed reference covering each and every element in the HTML and XHTML specifications, inluding depreciated elements and those from HTML 5 which are likely to be implemented in the near future.
Each element will have an example of its use, notes on browser implementations and compatability issues, as well as gotcha's which can cause frustration.
Included in this title will be coverage of the popular microformats, such as hCard, hCalendar and hReview.
"The Ultimate HTML Reference" is just that" comprehensive, authoritative, and completely up-to-date. The book covers: Every element in the HTML and XHTML Specifications, including an example of its correct use Coverage of depreciated elements and those from the upcoming HTML 5 specification The popular microformats so you can future-proof your website Detailed browser compatibility information for every element will save you hours of painful debugging and frustration
Comprehensive, authoritative, and completely up-to-date, this edition coversevery element in the HTML and XHTML specifications, including an example of its correct use, and provides detailed browser compatibility information that can eliminate hours of painful debugging and frustration.
About the Author
Ian Lloyd runs Accessify.com, a site dedicated to promoting web accessibility and providing tools for web developers. His personal site 'Blog Standard Stuff', ironically, has nothing to do with standards for blogs (it's a play on words), although there is an occasional standards-related gem to be found there.
Ian works full-time for Nationwide Building Society where he tries his hardest to influence standards-based design ("to varying degrees!"). He is a member of the Web Standards Project, contributing to the Accessibility Task Force. Web standards and accessibility aside, he enjoys writing about his trips abroad and recently took a 'year out' from work and all things web (but then ended up writing more in his year off than he ever has). He finds most of his time being taken up by a demanding old lady (relax, it's only his old Volkswagen camper van).
Ian recently wrote his first book for SitePoint entitled 'Build Your First Web Site the Right Way with HTML and CSS' (in which he teaches web standards-based design to the complete beginner).
Table of Contents
Preface; About the Expert Reviewers; About the Technical Editor; About the Technical Director; About SitePoint; The Online Reference; Your Feedback; Reprint Permissions; Chapter 1: HTML Concepts; 1.1 Basic Structure of a Web Page; 1.2 HTML and XHTML Syntax; 1.3 HTML Versus XHTML; 1.4 HTML/XHTML Accessibility Features; Chapter 2: Structural Elements; 2.1 blockquote; 2.2 cite for
; 2.3 body; 2.4 alink for ; 2.5 background for ; 2.6 bgcolor for ; 2.7 link for ; 2.8 text for ; 2.9 vlink for ; 2.10 br; 2.11 clear for
; 2.12 div; 2.13 align for ; 2.14 h1; 2.15 align for
; 2.16 h2; 2.17 align for
; 2.18 h3; 2.19 align for
; 2.20 h4; 2.21 align for
; 2.22 h5; 2.23 align for
; 2.24 h6; 2.25 align for
; 2.26 head; 2.27 profile for ; 2.28 hr; 2.29 color for
; 2.30 noshade for
; 2.31 size for
; 2.32 width for
; 2.33 html; 2.34 p; 2.35 align for
; Chapter 3: Head Elements; 3.1 base; 3.2 href for ; 3.3 target for ; 3.4 link; 3.5 charset for ; 3.6 href for ; 3.7 media for ; 3.8 rel for ; 3.9 rev for ; 3.10 target for ; 3.11 meta; 3.12 content for ; 3.13 http-equiv for ; 3.14 name for ; 3.15 scheme for ; 3.16 script; 3.17 charset for