Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference, 2nd Edition
A Comprehensive Resource for HTML, CSS, DOM & JavaScript
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: September 2002
Pages: 1424

If you're a web developer today, you need to keep track of an enormous amount of information. In particular, you need to know the details about a variety of web specifications and their implementation in the latest versions of the popular browsers. Rather than try to remember all of these details or juggle dozens of reference books covering everything from CSS to JavaScript, you can have all the information at your fingertips with the newly revised Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference.

A favorite of web content developers since its first release, this book is an indispensable compendium for web development. Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference, 2nd Edition, contains everything you'll need in order to create functional cross-platform web applications. The new edition has been updated to cover the latest specifications, including HTML 4.01, CSS Level 2, DOM Level 2, and JavaScript 1.5, as well as the latest browsers, Internet Explorer 6 (Windows), Internet Explorer 5.1 (Mac), Netscape Navigator 6 and 7, and Mozilla 1.0. You'll learn how these standards and technologies relate to one another and how the creation of Dynamic HTML content relies on these four technologies. The book includes:

  • A complete reference for all of the HTML tags, CSS style attributes, document object model attributes, methods, and event handlers, and core JavaScript objects supported by the various standards and the latest versions of Netscape and Internet Explorer.
  • Handy cross-referenced indexes that make it easy to find interrelated HTML tags, style attributes, and document object model methods, attributes, and event handlers.
  • An advanced introduction to creating dynamic web content that addresses the cross-platform compromises inherent in web page design today and encourages developers to adopt the W3C standards.
If you have experience with basic web page creation, but are new to the world of dynamic content, Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference will jump-start your development efforts. If you're an experienced Web programmer, you'll find the browser-compatibility information invaluable. This book is the only DHTML reference a web developer needs.
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Great reference book for all levels

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Comments about oreilly Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference, 2nd Edition:

I don't consider myself a web guru but I've made quite a few sites, some professional, some for my work, and some for friends/non-profit conferences. I purchased the first edition way back and it was a major help. It goes through many of the important concepts and essentials in web development with these technologies and is a very complete reference book.

Every section is very clearly layed out and the index is very easy to use. Each language (html, DOM, Javascript, CSS) has its own section with cross refernce. It is weak in that it lacks examples for each function/functionality but as a refernce it is great and is not too clunky or heavy to carry around.

About two years ago I looked up the second edition. The second edition is basically the first edition with a minor additions. It was more up to date but the 4 languages in general have not made such great strides. In that regard the second edition is not a good buy for those with the first edition, but I would definitely recommend it those who need a reference book or even those who do not have a good reference book.

 
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By Glen F. Marshall

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Comments about oreilly Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference, 2nd Edition:

This book is an excellent and essential in-depth reference to web authors. I just bought the 2nd edition to replace my well-worn 1st. It is complete and provides exactly what I need for client-side HTML, scripting, and CSS. The only thing I'd add is a companion book on XML and XSLT written in the same clear down-to-earth style.

 
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Comments about oreilly Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference, 2nd Edition:

I nearly wore out the first edition. About half the size. It was very valuable; I worked out many schemes and solved many problems with its use.

Now, this second edition, most comprehensive. There are many, many answers and lots of just plain good information there, with emphasis on cross-browser; many people just leave it to the wysiwyg tools and create pages with problems.

This book is a bible for those who want to understand the principles.. not just of DHTML, but CSS, DOM, just plain HTML, and relevant aspects of Javascript.

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Great book! Danny did a great job. This book never leaves my side and I thank God that he wrote it, because there is definitly a shortage of good DHTML books out there.

Thanks Danny!

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