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Mastering HTML and XHTML

Mastering HTML and XHTML

Deborah S. Ray, Eric J. Ray

ISBN: 978-0-782-14141-2

Sep 2002

1107 pages

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Master the Core of All Web Development—And Prepare for the Future

Mastering HTML and XHTML is the most complete, up-to-date book on the core language of the Web. You'll learn everything you need to know about coding web pages in both HTML and XHTML, the latest, more powerful version of HTML. But it doesn't stop there. You also get practical instruction in complementary web technologies such as JavaScript, CSS, and Dynamic HTML, along with a Masters Reference that makes it easy to find the information you need. Tying it all together is the authors' expert guidance on planning, developing, and maintaining effective, accessible websites. Coverage includes:

  • Choosing between HTML and XHTML
  • Creating web pages
  • Planning and developing public, personal, and intranet sites
  • Including images in web pages
  • Using HTML/XHTML frames effectively
  • Converting HTML to XHTML
  • Creating CSS style sheets
  • Using JavaScript
  • Including multimedia
  • Creating Dynamic HTML or Dynamic XHTML documents
  • Validating XHTML or HTML documents
  • Creating coherent, easily maintainable websites
  • Making your website searchable
  • Accommodating users with disabilities
  • Creating an XML DTD
  • Extending XHTML with Namespaces


Part 1: Getting Started.

Chapter 1: Getting Acquainted with HTML and XHTML.

Chapter 2: Creating Your First HTML or XHTML Document.

Chapter 3: Linking Your Documents.

Chapter 4: Including Images.

Part 2: Advancing Your Skills.

Chapter 5: Developing Tables.

Chapter 6: Developing Forms.

Chapter 7: Creating Frames.

Chapter 8: Converting HTML to XHTML.

Part 3: Moving Beyond Pure HTML and XHTML.

Chapter 9: Using Style Sheets.

Chapter 10: Adding JavaScript.

Chapter 11: Including Multimedia.

Part 4: Developing Web Sites.

Chapter 12: Planning for a Coherent, Usable, Maintainable, and Accessible Web Site.

Chapter 13: Implementing a Good Web Site.

Chapter 14: Tips for Web Sites: Public, Personal, and Intranet.

Chapter 15: Publishing Your XHTML Documents.

Part 5: Applying HTML and XHTML to Advanced Applications.

Chapter 16: Bringing Pages to Life with Dynamic HTML and XHTML.

Chapter 17: Generating HTML or XHTML from a Database.

Chapter 18: Making Your Web Site Searchable.

Part 6: HTML and XHTML Development Tools.

Chapter 19: Choosing Development Tools.

Chapter 20: Validating HTML and XHTML Documents.

Part 7: A Bridge to XML.

Chapter 21: An Overview ofXML.

Chapter 22: Extending XHTML Using Namespaces.

Chapter 23: Getting Started with DTDs.

Chapter 24: Creating a DTD.

Chapter 25: XHTML 1.1 and XHTML Modularization.

Part 8: The XML Family of Applications.

Chapter 26: XSLT: Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations.

Chapter 27: SMIL.

Chapter 28: XML Tree Model Reference.

Chapter 29: XML Schemas.

Part 9: MasterÕs Reference.

MasterÕs Reference Part 1: HTML and XHTML Elements and Attributes.

MasterÕs Reference Part 2: Cascading Style Sheets Reference.

MasterÕs Reference Part 3: Scripting Reference.

MasterÕs Reference Part 4: HTML and XHTML Special Characters.

MasterÕs Reference Part 5: Color Codes.


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