HTML & XHTML: The definitive guide by Chuck Musciano

By Chuck Musciano

Placed everthing you want to find out about HTML & XHTML at your fingertips. for almost a decade, thousands of net builders have became to HTML & XHTML: The Definitive consultant to grasp standards-based net improvement. really a definitive consultant, the publication combines a different stability of instructional fabric with a complete reference that even the main skilled net execs continue shut handy. From uncomplicated syntax and semantics to guidance aimed toward supporting you improve your individual unique kind, this vintage is all you want to develop into fluent within the language of net design.The new 6th variation publications you thru each component of HTML and XHTML intimately, explaining how each one point works and the way it interacts with different components. you are going to additionally locate special discussions of CSS (Cascading kind Sheets), that is intricately relating to website improvement. the main all-inclusive, up to date booklet on those languages to be had, this version covers HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.0, and CSS2, with a preview of the approaching XHTML2 and CSS3. different issues contain the more recent tasks in XHTML (XForms, XFrames, and modularization) and the necessities of XML for complicated readers. you will learn the way to:Use kind sheets to regulate your document's appearanceWork with programmatically generated HTMLCreate tables, either uncomplicated and complexUse frames to coordinate units of documentsDesign and construct interactive types and dynamic documentsInsert photographs, sound documents, video, Java applets, and JavaScript programsCreate records that glance stable on various browsersThe authors follow a common studying technique that makes use of basic language and lots of examples. through the booklet, they provide feedback for variety and composition that can assist you come to a decision easy methods to top use HTML and XHTML to complete various projects. you are going to research what works and what does not, and what is smart to people who view your web content and what should be complicated. Written for somebody who desires to study the language of the net - from informal clients to the full-time layout execs - this is often the only most vital booklet on HTML and XHTML you could own.Bill Kennedy is leader technical officer of MobileRobots, Inc. while no longer 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 study, and education.Chuck Musciano all started his profession as a compiler author and crafter of instruments at Harris organisations' complicated know-how staff and is now a supervisor of Unix platforms in Harris' company facts heart.

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The third example demonstrates how the second example must be written in XHTML. Notice the compact attribute now has a value, albeit a redundant one, and that its value is enclosed in double quotes. The fourth example shows an HTML tag with multiple attributes, each with a value that does not require enclosing quotation marks. Of course, with XHTML, each attribute value must be enclosed in double quotes. The last example shows proper use of enclosing quotation marks when the attribute value is more than one word long.

Within a definition list's enclosing


tags, each list item has two parts, each with a special tag: a short name or title, contained within a

tag, followed by its corresponding value or definition, denoted by the

tag (XHTML includes respective end tags). When the tags are rendered, the browser usually puts the item name 43 44 on a separate line (although not indented), and the definition, which may include several paragraphs, indented below it. 1] The various types of lists may contain nearly any type of content normally allowed in the body of the document.

The text inside the

tag typically is the same size as the regular text. 1] The heading tags also break the current text flow, standing alone on lines and separated from surrounding text, even though there aren't any explicit paragraph or line-break tags before or after a heading. 3. Horizontal rules Besides headings, HTML and XHTML provide horizontal rule lines that help delineate and separate the sections of your document. 37 38 When the browser encounters an

tag in your document, it breaks the flow of text and draws a line across the display window on a new line.

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