JavaScript: The Complete Reference, 2nd Edition

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McGraw-Hill Education, Jun 28, 2004 - Computers - 948 pages
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"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."--BOOK JACKET.

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Surprisingly few books on JavaScript bother explaining all of the language's functionality, opting instead for watered down and incomplete selections. Not so with this book, at least in comparison to its peers...

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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 (, a Web site design and development firm.

Fritz Schneider (San Diego, CA) is a software engineer with 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.

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