HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide: The Definitive Guide

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Aug 22, 2002 - Computers - 672 pages
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HTML and its XML-based descendant, XHTML, are the fundamental languages for working on the web, and the new edition of our popular HTML guide offers web developers a better way to become fluent in these languages. HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide, 5th Edition is the most comprehensive, up-to-date book available on HTML and XHTML. It covers Netscape Navigator 6, Internet Explorer 6, HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.0, CSS2, and all of the features supported by the popular web browsers.

Learning HTML and XHTML is like learning any new language. Most students first immerse themselves in examples. Studying others is a natural way to learn; however, it's as easy to learn bad habits through imitation as it is to acquire good ones. The better way to become HTML-fluent is through a comprehensive reference that covers the language syntax, semantics, and variations in detail and demonstrates the difference between good and bad usage.

In HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide, the authors cover every element of HTML/XHTML in detail, explaining how each element works and how it interacts with other elements. Tips about HTML/XHTML style help you write documents ranging from simple online documentation to complex presentations. 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.

HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide, 5th Edition, shows how to:

  • Use style sheets to control a document's appearance
  • Work with programmatically generated HTML
  • Create tables, from simple to complex
  • Use frames to coordinate sets of documents
  • Design and build interactive forms and dynamic documents
  • Insert images, sound files, video, Java applets, and JavaScript programs
  • Create documents that look good on a variety of browsers
  • Make the transition to XHTML
The book comes with a handy quick-reference card listing HTML/XHTML tags.
 

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The O'reilly guides are always the best--and i never could resist their covers--i need to get back into this one--actually need to brush up on my HTML even though so much is done for you NOWADAYS ;) Read full review

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Contents

Preface
HTML XHTML and the World Wide Web
Quick Start
Anatomy of an HTML Document
Text Basics
Rules Images and Multimedia
Links and Webs
Formatted Lists
Netscape Layout Extensions
XML
XHTML
Tips Tricks and Hacks
HTML Grammar
HTMLXHTML Tag Quick Reference
Cascading Style Sheet Properties Quick Reference
The HTML 401 DTD

Cascading Style Sheets
Forms
Tables
Frames
Executable Content
Dynamic Documents
The XHTML 10 DTD
Character Entities
Color Names and Values
Index
Copyright

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