Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference, 3rd Edition
A Comprehensive Resource for XHTML, CSS, DOM, JavaScript
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: December 2006
Pages: 1328

Packed with information on the latest web specifications and browser features, this new edition is your ultimate one-stop resource for HTML, XHTML, CSS, Document Object Model (DOM), and JavaScript development. Here is the comprehensive reference for designers of Rich Internet Applications who need to operate in all modern browsers, including Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 2, Safari, and Opera.

With this book, you can instantly see browser support for the latest standards-based technologies, including CSS Level 3, DOM Level 3, Web Forms 2.0, XMLHttpRequest for AJAX applications, JavaScript 1.7, and many more. This new edition:

  • Provides at-a-glance references for the tags, attributes, objects, properties, methods, and events of HTML, XHTML, CSS, DOM, and core JavaScript. You can quickly look up a particular feature or language term to see if it is available in desired browser brands and versions.
  • Includes handy cross referencing that lets you look up an attribute (or object property, method, or event type) to find all the items that recognize it, including interrelated HTML tags, style properties, and document object model methods, properties, and events.
  • Offers appendices where you can quickly locate values useful in HTML authoring and scripting. You'll find coverage of commands used across three browsers for user-editable content.
  • Includes a glossary that gives you quick explanations of some of the new and potentially confusing terminology of DHTML.

Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference speeds the way to adding sophisticated features to your web pages. Indispensable, complete, and succinct, this bestselling guide is the must-have compendium for all web developers involved in creating dynamic web content.

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    Couldn't do my job efficiently without it.

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    There are books for quiet reading. This is my favorite book of consulting. This one solved almost my doubts with CSS, DOM even casual HTML.



    It's a must to in your bookshelf.

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    Excellent, Comprehensive Reference

    By Kirk Holbrook

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    Comments about oreilly Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference, 3rd Edition:

    Looking for a single reference for all your web development needs? Well, Dynamic HTML: the Definitive Reference isn't quite that, but it comes awfully close. It's not simply a DHTML reference; there's detailed reference info on XHTML, CSS, DOM, and Javascript -- all of which are necessary to create good DHTML.

    Most of the book is divided into five sections, including the above mentioned references, as well as a section on Events. The references are easily navigated, clearly explained, and provide nice examples. The most valuable bits of information for many web developers are probably the compatibility info provided for each entry in the reference sections.

    The remainder of the book offers handy cross-references and appendices. The cross references include: an HTML/XHTML Attribute Index, and DOM references by Property, Method, and Event. The appendices include info on colors, special characters, ASCII key codes, editable content commands, elements/attributes available in W3C standards, and the relationships between various Mozilla based browsers.

    Of course, this is a reference book, so there's limited cohesion in the examples. There is no theme to follow and re-create a full-featured DHTML web site. But the book is intended to be a reference. There are other books for step-by-step DHTML development.

    Likewise, this is a comprehensive reference, and therefore quite a thick book. There are separate CSS and JavaScript references available (also very handy), but this single volume packs a lot of punch.

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    I do a lot of work with JavaScript, the DOM and dynamic HTML. I couldn't work without this book. I've used all three editions. This 3d edition is essential for cross-browser compatibility development. It is updated for IE 7, Mozilla, Safari and Opera.

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    Best DHTML Reference Book!

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    Comments about oreilly Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference, 3rd Edition:

    This 3rd edition of the well-known JavaScript reference book by Danny Goodman, includes all the latest web browser (IE 7, Firefox 2.0, Opera 9, Safari, etc.) updates and with the DOM, BOM and JavaScript core functions (ver. 1.7), plus Ajax implementations as well. The book is well over 1200+ pages but actually is close to 1500 if you include the 200+ online PDF that includes the non-reference sections that show the reader how to use all the great information in the book.

    The previous edition (2002), included that section as part of the book[...] This book includes at least 20-30% more material, not including the implementation sections, so you know something had to go (to prevent this going to hardback). The link to the PDF is in the preface (page x) and basically makes this book one of the most important books that have come out covering JavaScript. It covers everything you could practically need on knowing about any object, any method or any property that has to do with JavaScript or the browser (BOM).

    I just hope people realize that there is an extra 200+ of very important content that is NOT in the book that they can get. That extra part makes this book complete. Though if you are only looking a complete reference book then that extra material will be a bonus.

    The topics that re covered in the PDF are:

    Online Section II, Cross-Platform Compromises

    Online Section III, Adding Cascading Style Sheets to Documents

    Online Section IV, Changing Page Content and Styles

    Online Section V, Adding Dynamic Positioning to Documents

    Online Section VI, Scripting Events

    Online Section VII, XMLHttpRequest and Ajax

    This material itself can be its own book comparing it to other JavaScript books that have just been coming out the past year. So if you need a complete book on JavaScript or want to learn the specific browser differences or are an Ajax developer then this is the only book you will want to get. It should be part of your library.

     
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    Indispensible

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    Whenever I have questions about HTML, JS/DOM, or CSS, this book is the first (and usually last) place I look for answers. Pretty much the only reference book that an experienced web developer needs about those 3 languages.

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    Far better than any online reference

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    For years I have relied exclusively on online references for tag & object references. Like Danny Goodman's introductory commentary on finding these references - even the official ones - often lacking and typically inaccurate on practical browser compliance.

    Definitive reference fits this title to a "T". Every tag is covered in detail, providing practical description for both the tag and every property along with a practical example. This is most definitely a must have for any developer dealing with dynamic HTML, which is increasingly an important part of site development.

    If you are a beginner, don't look for this to teach you how to get started; this is a reference not a primer. That said, find yourself a great introductory title and absolutely purchase this along with it. As you start writing code, you will need this to understand the new tags you are using as well as know how to deal with browser compatibility issues.

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