9780596003821

HTML and XHTML : The Definitive Guide

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  • ISBN13:

    9780596003821

  • ISBN10:

    059600382X

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/1/2002
  • Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Inc
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Summary

HTML! XHTML! Cascading Style Sheets! Standards for writing web pages are hard to sort out, especially because various versions of Netscape and Internet Explorer differ in their implementations. HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide brings it all together for you. The authors search out the standards and the browser features and give you concrete advice on creating web pages for the broadest possible range of audiences and platforms.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
HTML, XHTML, and the World Wide Web
1(14)
The Internet
1(3)
Talking the Internet Talk
4(4)
HTML and XHTML: What They Are
8(1)
HTML and XHTML: What They Aren't
9(1)
Standards and Extensions
10(2)
Tools for the Web Designer
12(3)
Quick Start
15(21)
Writing Tools
15(1)
A First HTML Document
16(1)
Embedded Tags
17(1)
HTML Skeleton
18(1)
The Flesh on an HTML or XHTML Document
19(1)
Text
20(4)
Hyperlinks
24(3)
Images Are Special
27(3)
Lists, Searchable Documents, and Forms
30(2)
Tables
32(1)
Frames
33(1)
Style Sheets and JavaScript
34(1)
Forging Ahead
35(1)
Anatomy of an HTML Document
36(21)
Appearances Can Deceive
36(1)
Structure of an HTML Document
37(1)
Tags and Attributes
38(4)
Well-Formed Documents and XHTML
42(1)
Document Content
42(2)
HTML/XHTML Document Elements
44(3)
The Document Header
47(4)
The Document Body
51(1)
Editorial Markup
52(3)
The <bdo> Tag
55(2)
Text Basics
57(54)
Divisions and Paragraphs
57(8)
Headings
65(5)
Changing Text Appearance and Meaning
70(1)
Content-Based Style Tags
71(8)
Physical Style Tags
79(5)
Precise Spacing and Layout
84(12)
Block Quotes
96(4)
Addresses
100(2)
Special Character Encoding
102(1)
HTML's Obsolete Expanded Font Handling
103(8)
Rules, Images, and Multimedia
111(50)
Horizontal Rules
111(7)
Inserting Images in Your Documents
118(27)
Document Colors and Background Images
145(7)
Background Audio
152(3)
Animated Text
155(3)
Other Multimedia Content
158(3)
Links and Webs
161(53)
Hypertext Basics
161(1)
Referencing Documents: The URL
162(16)
Creating Hyperlinks
178(9)
Creating Effective Links
187(4)
Mouse-Sensitive Images
191(11)
Creating Searchable Documents
202(4)
Relationships
206(4)
Supporting Document Automation
210(4)
Formatted Lists
214(20)
Unordered Lists
214(3)
Ordered Lists
217(3)
The <li> Tag
220(4)
Nesting Lists
224(1)
Definition Lists
225(5)
Appropriate List Usage
230(1)
Directory Lists
230(2)
Menu Lists
232(2)
Cascading Style Sheets
234(77)
The Elements of Styles
235(9)
Style Syntax
244(5)
Style Classes
249(5)
Style Properties
254(53)
Tagless Styles: The <span> Tag
307(1)
Applying Styles to Documents
308(3)
Forms
311(49)
Form Fundamentals
311(1)
The <form> Tag
312(8)
A Simple Form Example
320(1)
Using Email to Collect Form Data
321(2)
The <input> Tag
323(11)
The <button> Tag
334(2)
Multiline Text Areas
336(2)
Multiple Choice Elements
338(4)
General Form-Control Attributes
342(4)
Labeling and Grouping Form Elements
346(4)
Creating Effective Forms
350(4)
Forms Programming
354(6)
Tables
360(32)
The Standard Table Model
360(2)
Basic Table Tags
362(18)
Advanced Table Tags
380(11)
Beyond Ordinary Tables
391(1)
Frames
392(21)
An Overview of Frames
392(1)
Frame Tags
393(1)
Frame Layout
394(6)
Frame Contents
400(4)
The <noframes> Tag
404(1)
Inline Frames
405(2)
Named Frame or Window Targets
407(6)
Executable Content
413(34)
Applets and Objects
413(4)
Embedded Content
417(15)
JavaScript
432(9)
JavaScript Style Sheets (Antiquated)
441(6)
Dynamic Documents
447(10)
An Overview of Dynamic Documents
447(1)
Client-Pull Documents
448(5)
Server-Push Documents
453(4)
Netscape Layout Extensions
457(22)
Creating Whitespace
457(5)
Multicolumn Layout
462(5)
Layers
467(12)
XML
479(21)
Languages and Metalanguages
480(2)
Documents and DTDs
482(2)
Understanding XML DTDs
484(4)
Element Grammar
488(4)
Element Attributes
492(3)
Conditional Sections
495(1)
Building an XML DTD
495(2)
Using XML
497(3)
XHTML
500(15)
Why XHTML?
501(1)
Creating XHTML Documents
502(4)
HTML Versus XHTML
506(4)
XHTML 1.1
510(2)
Should You Use XHTML?
512(3)
Tips, Tricks, and Hacks
515(18)
Top of the Tips
515(2)
Cleaning Up After Your HTML Editor
517(4)
Tricks with Tables
521(6)
Transparent Images
527(2)
Tricks with Windows and Frames
529(4)
HTML Grammar 533(10)
HTML/XHTML Tag Quick Reference 543(23)
Cascading Style Sheet Properties Quick Reference 566(8)
The HTML 4.01 DTD 574(18)
The XHTML 1.0 DTD 592(19)
Character Entities 611(6)
Color Names and Values 617(4)
Index 621

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