JavaScriptTM Sourcebook: Create Interactive JavaScript Programs for the World Wide Web

Gordon McComb

A total guide to mastering JavaScript— for experienced programmers and nonprogrammers alike

The JavaScript Sourcebook is your total guide to mastering JavaScript. It teaches you absolutely everything you need to know to create complete JavaScript applications and integrate them into HTML pages. The book's unique tiered format makes it easy to get the most out of this dynamic scripting language, regardless of your programming or JavaScript experience.

Step by step, Gordon McComb teaches you both JavaScript fundamentals and advanced techniques, including:

  • JavaScript language syntax, including objects, properties, methods, and functions
  • How to write expressions, statements, and entire scripts
  • Assembling Java applets into Java programs
  • Troubleshooting JavaScript programs
  • JavaScript interaction with Frames, CGI, Forms, and advanced HTML
  • Creating JavaScript programs for Netscape Navigator 3.0

On the CD-ROM you'll find:

  • A library of ready-to-use JavaScript applications and routines
  • Many reusable Java components that you can build into your programs

With JavaScript even nonprogrammers can build greater interactivity and multimedia into their Web sites. Now the JavaScript Sourcebook shows you how.

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GORDON McCOMB is a writer and consultant specializing in HTML programming, macroscripting, and word processing. He has consulted on several major Internet products, including tools from Quarterdeck and Symantec, and his office automation products have been licensed by Borland and Novell. He is the author of nearly fifty books on computer and electronics topics.

Table of Contents

  • What JavaScript Is All About.
  • Stuff You Should Know: Basic Programming.
  • Overview of JavaScript Programming.
  • Objects.
  • Properties.
  • Methods and Functions.
  • Expressions.
  • Statements.
  • Variables.
  • Events.
  • Defining Functions, Objects, and Methods.
  • How Do I?
  • "Plug and Play" Routines.
  • Fixing Broken JavaScript Programs.
  • Using JavaScript in Frames.
  • Using JavaScript and Forms.
  • Using JavaScript with Advanced HTML.
  • Using CGI with JavaScript.
  • Working with Java and Netscape Plugs-Ins.
  • Using JavaScript for Sound, Animation, and Graphics.
  • All About HTML.
  • JavaScript Additions in Netscape 3.0.
  • Appendices.
  • Index.

Copyright © 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Wiley Computer Books


ISBN 0471161853
752 pages
July, 1996
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Visit the author's web site for free examples and tutorials on using JavaScript, corrections and additions to the book, and links to the author's JavaScript column in JavaWorld magazine.