JavaScript: The Complete Reference

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9780072191271: JavaScript: The Complete Reference

Develop powerful, full-featured Web pages with JavaScript using this comprehensive resource. Including thorough coverage of object models, XML, server-side JavaScript and embedded objects, plus details on special browser considerations, this guide is should be a useful reference no matter what your level of experience.

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The most in-depth guide to JavaScript available

Create dynamic and flexible Web pages with JavaScript using this comprehensive resource. Whether you're a new or more experienced developer, you'll find quality coverage of every topic you're looking for--from fundamentals such as language syntax to advanced topics including interaction with browser plug-ins and the emerging W3C DOM standard. You'll learn to create cross-browser scripts for common tasks including form validation, visual effects, navigation systems and much more. In addition to the comprehensive tutorials that make up each chapter, the appendices contain helpful material that's quickly accessible--including object references, a browser compatibility chart, and other key JavaScript syntax charts. For a thorough and authoritative book on the latest version of JavaScript that's geared toward developers at every level--this is the ideal resource for you.

  • Get an overview of JavaScript and Web programming
  • Find out about core features and functionality--including variables, functions, and objects
  • Acquire solid language fundamentals, including the effective use of JavaScript's object-oriented features
  • Understand the differences between the standard Document Object Model (DOM) and Browser Object Models (BOM)
  • Manipulate images and layout with JavaScript
  • Add sophisticated navigation systems using DHTML
  • Parse XML with JavaScript and control windows and frames
  • Deal with browser incompatibilities and learn tips for debugging

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Thomas Powell (San Diego, CA) is a well-known author and educator in Web design and development. He is a lecturer for the University of California, San Diego Computer Science Department and the developer of the UCSD Extension Web Publishing Certificate program. He has been teaching classes in JavaScript, HTML, and Web design for more than four years. He is the author of the best-selling HTML: The Complete Reference and Web Design: The Complete Reference. Powell is also the President and founder of PINT, a Web site design and development firm. Fritz Schneider (San Diego, CA) is a masters degree student in Computer Science and is a software engineer with Anonymizer.com. While there, he has designed and implemented a variety of Apache modules, written CGI scripts, implemented a Web-based customer e-mail service, and created and maintained a large number of internal and public Web pages. Fritz has also served as a teaching assistant in Web programming and computer science classes at both UCSD and Columbia University.

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