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Ext2: Dynamic HTML, The Definitive Reference [Book Review]

Feb 14, 2000, 20:47 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick Lambert)

"Recently, I decided to add some dynamic HTML features to my personal web pages, so I looked at various books on the subjects. The most complete reference I found is the book "Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference" published by O'Reilly. In this article, I will describe the book and talk about its good and bad aspects."

"First let's define what is Dynamic HTML, also called DHTML. Dynamic HTML is a broad term meaning web pages with the ability to change, based on the user's input. This usually means a combination of both client scripting, such as JavaScript and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and server based scripting, such as PHP, CGI and ASP. Using this and the Document Object Model, a web designer can create a dynamic page, with features such as rollover images, scrolling text, layers of text, and more. It is currently used all over the web and is getting more popular because of the endless possibilities it provides."

"This book is mainly a reference, because of the thousand of pages, around 850 of them are solely reference chapters. The reference chapters are extensive pages including an HTML reference, Document Object reference, Style Sheet attribute reference and JavaScript reference. The first few chapters give a quick introduction to dynamic HTML. Let's see what each chapter covers."

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