HTML and XHTML, the definitive guide by Chuck Musciano

By Chuck Musciano

"...lucid, in-depth descriptions of the habit of each HTML tag on each significant browser and platform, plus sufficient dry humor to make the publication a excitement to read."
--Edward Mendelson, PC Magazine

"When they are saying 'definitive' they are not kidding."
--Linda Roeder,

Put everthing you must find out about HTML & XHTML at your fingertips. for almost a decade, millions of net builders have grew to become to HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide to grasp standards-based net improvement. actually a definitive consultant, the booklet combines a distinct stability of educational fabric with a complete reference that even the main skilled net execs retain shut to hand. From simple syntax and semantics to directions aimed toward aiding you improve your individual targeted sort, this vintage is all you want to develop into fluent within the language of internet design.

The new 6th version courses you thru each portion of HTML and XHTML intimately, explaining how every one point works and the way it interacts with different parts. you are going to additionally locate targeted discussions of CSS (Cascading variety Sheets), that is intricately concerning website improvement. the main all-inclusive, updated e-book on those languages to be had, this version covers HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.0, and CSS2, with a preview of the impending XHTML2 and CSS3. different issues comprise the more moderen tasks in XHTML (XForms, XFrames, and modularization) and the necessities of XML for complicated readers. you are going to find out how to:

  • Use kind sheets to regulate your document's appearance
  • Work with programmatically generated HTML
  • Create tables, either uncomplicated and complex
  • Use frames to coordinate units of documents
  • Design and construct interactive types and dynamic documents
  • Insert photographs, sound records, video, Java applets, and JavaScript programs
  • Create files that glance reliable on quite a few browsers

The authors observe a normal studying procedure that makes use of basic language and many examples. through the booklet, they provide feedback for kind and composition that can assist you come to a decision how you can top use HTML and XHTML to complete various initiatives. you are going to study what works and what does not, and what is sensible to those that view your websites and what will be complicated. Written for somebody who desires to research the language of the Web--from informal clients to the full-time layout professionals--this is the only most crucial booklet on HTML and XHTML you could own.

Bill Kennedy is leader technical officer of MobileRobots, Inc. whilst now not hacking new HTML pages or writing approximately them, "Dr. invoice" (Ph.D. in biophysics from Loyola collage of Chicago) is out selling the company's line of cellular, self sufficient robots that may be used for man made intelligence, fuzzy good judgment learn, and education.

Chuck Musciano begun his profession as a compiler author and crafter of instruments at Harris businesses' complicated expertise team and is now a supervisor of Unix platforms in Harris' company info Center.

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Widen the browser's window and words automatically flow up to fill the wider lines. Squeeze the window and words wrap downwards. Unlike most text processors, however, HTML and XHTML use explicit division (

), paragraph (

), and line-break (
) tags to control the alignment and flow of text. Return characters, although quite useful for readability of the source document, typically are ignored by the browser - authors must use the
tag to explicitly force a common text line break. The

tag, while also performing the task, carries with it meaning and effects beyond a simple line break.

Keep in mind that users can access each of your documents in a collection in nearly any order and independently of one another. Each document's title should therefore define the document both within the context of your other documents as well as on its own merits. page 35 HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide Titles that include references to document sequencing are usually inappropriate. Simple titles, like "Chapter 2" or "Part VI" do little to help a user understand what the document might contain.

Organizing text into attractive documents is HTML and XHTML's forte. The languages give you a number of tools that help you mold your text and get your message across. They also help structure your document so that your target audience has easy access to your words. ) that the markup tags, particularly in regard to text, only advise - they do not dictate - how a browser will ultimately render the document. Rendering varies from browser to browser. Don't get too entangled with trying to get just the right look and layout.

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