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Mastering XHTML Hardcover – Dec 18 2001

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  • Hardcover: 1264 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex; Premium Edition edition (Dec 18 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0782128181
  • ISBN-13: 978-0782128185
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 7.4 x 23.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,680,201 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Presented as a one-stop resource, Mastering XHTML is a chunky 1000-page volume, with over 400 pages used for a comprehensive reference to XHTML, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and JavaScript scripting. Without assuming any prior knowledge, the authors explain how to write full-featured XHTML Web pages, from first code through to final upload.

Unlike some titles, Mastering XHTML does not read like an HTML book rehashed. After a general introduction, there is a chapter on XHTML structure showing how it relates to the wider XML specification. Further chapters cover links, images, tables, forms and frames. There is a useful section on converting HTML to XHTML, either by hand or using tools, a strong chapter on style sheets, and a brief look at JavaScript and multimedia. The closing chapters take a step back to look at the process of developing a Web site, with tips on planning, on making a site easy to navigate, and on how to publish to the Internet. Finally, the reference section includes notes and examples, greatly increasing its value.

This is a well laid-out book with clear and careful explanations and a limited n umber of screenshots. On the downside, those who have existing Web skills may find the pace too slow. It is a book that covers core topics in depth, rather than attempting the whole range of web authoring topics. The authors focus entirely on XHTML code, rather than on tools such as FrontPage or Dreamweaver, making this an excellent companion to books that cover specific products. --Tim Anderson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Base Your Next Website on XHTML

Newly expanded with 10 chapters of bonus coverage, Mastering XHTML Premium Edition is a complete guide to the mark-up language that is leading the world of web development. This book ensures you won't be left behind, teaching you step by step how to convert existing HTML sites to XHTML and how to build sites from scratch using new specs. It’s a great way to hone your current skills and acquire new ones.

Coverage includes:

  • The basics of XHTML
  • XHTML structure and form
  • Accommodating different browsers
  • Linking XHTML documents
  • Placing images
  • Controlling layout with tables and frames
  • Converting HTML to XHTML
  • Saving time and effort with Cascading Style Sheets
  • Including JavaScript in your XHTML pages
  • Using data-collection forms
  • Adding multimedia effects to your web pages
  • Developing a coherent website
  • The XHTML document life cycle
  • Publishing your XHTML documents
  • Validating your XHTML
  • Generating XHTML from a database
  • Understanding the relationship between XHTML and XML
  • Choosing a development tool

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Format: Hardcover
This is a long read but pack full of great info. The future of the web is XHTML, any developer needs this book.
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HASH(0xa8199384) out of 5 stars Good for Beginners Aug. 24 2006
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Format: Paperback
I have a self-taught knowledge of XHTML, and I got this book hoping to learn more about it. I studied it from cover to cover, and, though I would not claim to me a master or expert of the subject, I definately have a broder, sturdier understanding of XHTML. The book provided good examples, so the reader can clearly understand the lesson. I was also surprised to find that it is strikingly different than online tutorials in that it does not simply define tags or provide template-like code for the reader to copy into notepad. Instead, it breaks down the tags and the code, so the reader can fully understand it and manipulate it in his/her own code. I was also surprised to find that it was not at all like the technical reference books that I am used to. The Mastering XHTML book does not assume that the reader has any knowledge of XHTML when starting the book. So even if you know absolutely nothing about XHTML, you will be able to understand this book.

It is definately for beginners, though. So if you're formally trained or already at the O'Reilly Definitive Guide level, you will be horribly bored. If, however, you are like I was and are looking for something to build a sturdy foundation about XHTML, you will be pleased. This is also a good book for transitioning from HTML to XHTML.
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HASH(0xa81996fc) out of 5 stars Unlock the mistery of XHTML!! Dec 28 2002
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Format: Hardcover
This is a long read but pack full of great info. The future of the web is XHTML, any developer needs this book.