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 adequate dry humor to make the e-book a excitement to read."
--Edward Mendelson, PC Magazine

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

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 internet improvement. actually a definitive consultant, the e-book combines a special stability of instructional fabric with a accomplished reference that even the main skilled internet execs hold shut handy. From simple syntax and semantics to directions aimed toward assisting you strengthen your individual targeted variety, this vintage is all you want to develop into fluent within the language of net design.

The new 6th version courses you thru each component of HTML and XHTML intimately, explaining how each one point works and the way it interacts with different parts. you will additionally locate designated discussions of CSS (Cascading sort Sheets), that's intricately regarding online page improvement. the main all-inclusive, up to date booklet on those languages on hand, this version covers HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.0, and CSS2, with a preview of the impending XHTML2 and CSS3. different themes contain the more moderen tasks in XHTML (XForms, XFrames, and modularization) and the necessities of XML for complex readers. you will find out how to:

  • Use sort sheets to manage your document's appearance
  • Work with programmatically generated HTML
  • Create tables, either basic and complex
  • Use frames to coordinate units of documents
  • Design and construct interactive varieties and dynamic documents
  • Insert photographs, sound documents, video, Java applets, and JavaScript programs
  • Create records that glance strong on numerous browsers

The authors follow a average studying procedure that makes use of easy language and many examples. in the course of the ebook, they provide feedback for kind and composition that will help you make a decision how one can top use HTML and XHTML to complete a number of projects. you are going to examine what works and what does not, and what is sensible to people who view your websites and what should be complicated. Written for an individual who desires to research the language of the Web--from informal clients to the full-time layout professionals--this is the one most crucial publication on HTML and XHTML you could own.

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

Chuck Musciano begun his profession as a compiler author and crafter of instruments at Harris agencies' complex know-how workforce and is now a supervisor of Unix platforms in Harris' company information Center.

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It can be one of three values: Z, indicating Greenwich Mean Time,[4] or the hours, minutes, and seconds before (-) or after (+) Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) where time is relative to the time in Greenwich, England. M. Greenwich Mean Time. To specify Eastern Standard Time, the code for the same time and date is: 1998-02-22T09:26-05:00 Notice that the local time zone may change depending on where the document gets edited, whereas the universal time will stay the same. 3 The class, dir, event, id, lang, style, title, and events attributes There are several nearly universal attributes for the many HTML and XHTML tags.

If you focus on delivering information to users in an attractive manner, using the tags to advise the browser as to how best to display that information, you are using HTML or XHTML effectively, and your documents will render well on a wide range of browsers. 2 Character Entities Besides common text, HTML and XHTML give you a way to display special text characters that you might not normally be able to include in your source document or that have other purposes. A good example is the less-than or opening bracket (<) symbol.

Page 45 HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide Figure 4-1. Browsers ignore common return characters in the source HTML document The net result is that you do not have to worry about line length, word wrap, and line breaks when composing your documents. The browser will take any arbitrary sequence of words and images and display a nicely formatted paragraph. If you want to control line length and breaks explicitly, consider using a preformatted text block with the

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