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Web Standards Programmer's Reference: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Perl, Python, and PHP

ISBN: 978-0-7645-8820-4
840 pages
August 2005
Web Standards Programmer


  • This invaluable resource offers tutorials and real-world examples as well as thorough language references for Web markup languages (HTML/XHTML and CSS), and popular scripting languages (JavaScript, Perl, and PHP)
  • Examines the role of JavaScript, CGI (with examples in Perl and Python), and PHP on the Web and shows how to best use them all
  • Includes a valuable reference section on each technology that can be used for review and consultation
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Table of Contents

Introduction xxiii

Part One: HyperText Markup Language (HTML)

Chapter 1: The Basics of HTML 1

Chapter 2: Document Tags 13

Chapter 3: Paragraphs and Lines 23

Chapter 4: Lists 35

Chapter 5: Images 51

Chapter 6: Links 69

Chapter 7: Text 79

Chapter 8: Tables 89

Chapter 9: Forms 123

Chapter 10: Objects and Plugins 143

Chapter 11: XML 153

Part Two: Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

Chapter 12: CSS Basics 163

Chapter 13: Style Definitions 171

Chapter 14: Text 189

Chapter 15: Padding, Margins, and Borders 215

Chapter 16: Colors and Backgrounds 227

Chapter 17: Tables 237

Chapter 18: Element Positioning 245

Part Three: JavaScript and DHTML

Chapter 19: JavaScript Basics 263

Chapter 20: The JavaScript Language 269

Chapter 21: The Document Object Model 291

Chapter 22: JavaScript Objects and Dynamic HTML 311

Chapter 23: Using JavaScript 323

Part Four: Common Gateway Interface (CGI)

Chapter 24: CGI Basics 363

Chapter 25: Perl Language 371

Chapter 26: The Python Language 397

Chapter 27: Scripting with Other Executable Code 423

Chapter 28: Using CGI 431

Part Five: PHP

Chapter 29: PHP Basics 471

Chapter 30: The PHP Language 479

Chapter 31: Using PHP 507

Part Six: Appendixes

Appendix A: XHTML Reference 527

Appendix B: CSS Properties 577

Appendix C: JavaScript Language Reference 603

Appendix D: Perl Language Reference 649

Appendix E: Python Language Reference 675

Appendix F: PHP Language Reference 717

Index 789

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Author Information

Steve Schafer is a veteran of technology and publishing. He programs in several languages, works with a variety of technologies, and has been published in several technical publications and articles. He currently is the COO for Progeny, an open source-based service and support company. Steve can be reached by email at sschafer@synergy-tech.com.
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