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Task 1: Creating a scriptBlock.
Task 4: Including Outside Source Code.
Task 5: Commenting Your Scripts.
Task 7: Temporarily Removing a Command from a Script.
Task 8: Using Curly Brackets.
Task 9: Writing Output to the Browser.
Task 10: Creating a Variable.
Task 11: Outputting a Variable.
Task 12: Creating a String.
Task 13: Creating a Numeric Variable.
Task 14: Performing Math.
Task 15: Concatenating Strings.
Task 16: Searching for Text in Strings.
Task 17: Replacing Text in Strings.
Task 18: Formatting Strings.
Task 19: Applying Multiple Formatting Functions to a String.
Task 20: Creating Arrays.
Task 21: Populating an Array.
Task 22: Sorting an Array.
Task 23: Splitting a String at a Delimiter.
Task 24: Calling Functions.
Task 25: Alerting the User.
Task 26: Confirming with the User.
Task 27: Creating Your Own Functions.
Task 28: Passing an Argument to Your Functions.
Task 29: Returning Values from Your Functions.
Task 30: Passing Multiple Parameters to Your Functions.
Task 31: Calling Functions from Tags.
Task 33: Using forLoops.
Task 34: Testing Conditions with if.
Task 35: Using Short-Form Condition Testing.
Task 36: Looping on a Condition.
Task 37: Looping through an Array.
Task 38: Scheduling a Function for Future Execution.
Task 39: Scheduling a Function for Recurring Execution.
Task 40: Canceling a Scheduled Function.
Task 41: Adding Multiple Scripts to a Page.
Part 2: Outputting to the Browser.
Task 44: Accessing the documentObject.
Task 45: Outputting Dynamic HTML.
Task 46: Including New Lines in Output.
Task 47: Outputting the Date to the Browser.
Task 48: Outputting the Date and Time in a Selected Time Zone.
Task 49: Controlling the Format of Date Output.
Task 50: Customizing Output by the Time of Day.
Task 51: Generating a Monthly Calendar.
Task 52: Customizing Output Using URL Variables.
Task 53: Dynamically Generating a Menu.
Task 54: Replacing the Browser Document with a New Document.
Task 55: Redirecting the User to a New Page.
Task 56: Creating a “Page Loading ...” Placeholder.
Part 3: Images and Rollovers.
Task 59: Detecting MouseOver Events on Images.
Task 60: Detecting Click Events on Images.
Task 61: Switching an Image Programatically.
Task 62: Using Multiple Rollovers in One Page.
Task 63: Displaying a Random Image.
Task 64: Displaying Multiple Random Images.
Task 65: Using a Function to Create a Rollover.
Task 66: Using a Function to Trigger a Rollover.
Task 67: Using Functions to Create Multiple Rollovers in One Page.
Task 68: Creating a Simple Rollover Menu System.
Task 70: Randomizing Your Slide Show.
Task 71: Triggering Slide Show Transitions from Links.
Task 72: Including Captions in a Slide Show.
Task 73: Testing If an Image Is Loaded.
Task 74: Triggering a Rollover in a Different Location with a Link.
Task 75: Using Image Maps and Rollovers Together.
Task 77: Displaying a Random Banner Ad.
Part 4: Working with Forms.
Task 79: Accessing Text Field Contents.
Task 80: Dynamically Updating Text Fields.
Task 81: Detecting Changes in Text Fields.
Task 82: Accessing Selection Lists.
Task 83: Programmatically Populating a Selection List.
Task 84: Dynamically Changing Selection List Content.
Task 85: Detecting Selections in Selection Lists.
Task 86: Updating One Selection List Based on Selection in Another.
Task 87: Using Radio Buttons instead of Selection Lists.
Task 88: Detecting the Selected Radio Button.
Task 89: Detecting Change of Radio Button Selection.
Task 90: Updating or Changing Radio Button Selection.
Task 91: Creating Check Boxes.
Task 92: Detecting Check Box Selections.
Task 93: Changing Check Box Selections.
Task 94: Detecting Changes in Check Box Selections.
Task 96: Using the onSubmit Attribute of the Form Tag to Verify Form Fields.
Task 97: Verifying Form Fields Using INPUT TYPE=”button” Instead of TYPE=”submit”.
Task 98: Validating E-mail Addresses.
Task 99: Validating Zip Codes.
Task 100: Validating Phone Numbers.
Task 101: Validating Credit Card Numbers.
Task 102: Validating Selection List Choices.
Task 103: Validating Radio Button Selections.
Task 104: Validating Check Box Selections.
Task 105: Validating Passwords.
Task 106: Validating Phone Numbers with Regular Expressions.
Task 107: Creating Multiple Form Submission Buttons Using INPUT TYPE=”button” uttons.
Task 108: Reacting to Mouse Clicks on Buttons.
Task 110: Controlling the Form Submission URL.
Task 111: Validating a Numeric Text Field with Regular Expressions.
Task 112: Encrypting Data before Submitting It.
Task 113: Using Forms for Automatic Navigation Jumping.
Part 5: Manipulating Browser Windows.
Task 114: Using the WindowObject.
Task 115: Popping Up an Alert Dialog Box.
Task 116: Popping Up Confirmation Dialog Boxes.
Task 118: Creating New Browser Windows.
Task 119: Opening a New Browser Window from a Link.
Task 120: Setting the Size of New Browser Windows.
Task 121: Setting the Location of New Browser Windows.
Task 122: Controlling Toolbar Visibility for New Browser Windows.
Task 123: Determining the Availability of Scroll Bars for New Browser Windows.
Task 124: Restricting Resizing of New Browser Windows.
Task 125: Loading a New Document into a Browser Window.
Task 127: Opening a Full-Screen Window in Internet Explorer.
Task 128: Handling the Parent-Child Relationship of Windows.
Task 129: Updating One Window’s Contents from Another.
Task 130: Accessing a Form in Another Browser Window.
Task 132: Closing a Window from a Link.
Task 133: Creating Dependent Windows in Netscape.
Task 134: Sizing a Window to Its Contents in Netscape.
Task 135: Loading Pages into Frames.
Task 136: Updating One Frame from Another Frame.
Task 138: Using Frames to Store Pseudo-Persistent Data.
Task 141: Working with Nested Frames.
Task 142: Updating Multiple Frames from a Link.
Task 144: Dynamically Updating Frame Content.
Task 145: Referring to Unnamed Frames Numerically.
Part 6: Manipulating Cookies.
Task 148: Displaying a Cookie.
Task 149: Controlling the Expiry of a Cookie.
Task 150: Using a Cookie to Track a User’s Session.
Task 151: Using a Cookie to Count Page Access.
Task 152: Deleting a Cookie.
Task 153: Creating Multiple Cookies.
Task 154: Accessing Multiple Cookies.
Task 155: Using Cookies to Present a Different Home Page for New Visitors.
Task 156: Creating a Cookie Function Library.
Task 157: Allowing a Cookie to be Seen for all Pages in a Site.
Part 7: DHTML and Style Sheets.
Task 158: Controlling Line Spacing.
Task 159: Determining an Object’s Location.
Task 160: Placing an Object.
Task 161: Moving an Object Horizontally.
Task 162: Moving an Object Vertically.
Task 163: Moving an Object Diagonally.
Task 164: Controlling Object Movement with Buttons.
Task 165: Creating the Appearance of Three-Dimensional Movement.
Task 166: Centering an Object Vertically.
Task 167: Centering an Object Horizontally.
Task 168: Controlling Line Height in CSS.
Task 169: Creating Drop Shadows with CSS.
Task 170: Modifying a Drop Shadow.
Task 171: Removing a Drop Shadow.
Task 172: Placing a Shadow on a Nonstandard Corner.
Task 174: Setting Fonts for Text with CSS.
Task 175: Setting Font Style for Text with CSS.
Task 176: Controlling Text Alignment with CSS.
Task 177: Controlling Spacing with CSS.
Task 178: Controlling Absolute Placement with CSS.
Task 179: Controlling Relative Placement with CSS.
Task 180: Adjusting Margins with CSS.
Task 181: Applying Inline Styles.
Task 182: Using Document Style Sheets.
Task 183: Creating Global Style Sheet Files.
Task 184: Overriding Global Style Sheets for Local Instances.
Task 185: Creating a Drop Cap with Style Sheets.
Task 186: Customizing the Appearance of the First Line of Text.
Task 187: Applying a Special Style to the First Line of Every Element on the Page.
Task 188: Applying a Special Style to All Links.
Task 189: Accessing Style Sheet Settings.
Task 190: Manipulating Style Sheet Settings.
Task 193: Detecting the Window Size.
Task 194: Forcing Capitalization with Style Sheet Settings.
Task 195: Detecting the Number of Colors.
Task 196: Adjusting Padding with CSS.
Part 8: Dynamic User Interaction.
Task 197: Creating a Simple Pull-Down Menu.
Task 198: Creating Two Pull-Down Menus.
Task 199: Detecting and Reacting to Selections in a Pull-Down Menu.
Task 200: Generating a Drop-Down Menu with a Function.
Task 201: Placing Menu Code in an External File.
Task 202: Inserting a Prebuilt Drop-Down Menu.
Task 203: Creating a Floating Window.
Task 204: Closing a Floating Window.
Task 205: Resizing a Floating Window.
Task 206: Moving a Floating Window.
Task 207: Changing the Content of a Floating Window.
Task 208: Detecting Drag and Drop.
Task 209: Moving a Dragged Object in Drag and Drop.
Task 210: Changing Cursor Styles.
Task 211: Determining the Current Scroll Position.
Task 212: Creating an Expanding/Collapsing Menu.
Task 215: Placing Content Offscreen.
Task 216: Sliding Content into View.
Task 217: Creating a Sliding Menu.
Task 218: Auto-Scrolling a Page.
Part 9: Handling Events.
Task 219: Responding to the onMouseOverEvent.
Task 220: Taking Action When the User Clicks on an Object.
Task 221: Responding to Changes in a Form’s Text Field.
Task 222: Responding to a Form Field Gaining Focus with onFocus.
Task 223: Taking Action When a Form Field Loses Focus with onBlur.
Task 224: Post-Processing Form Data with onSubmit.
Task 225: Creating Code to Load When a Page Loads with onLoad.
Task 226: Executing Code When a User Leaves a Page for Another.
Task 227: Taking Action When a User Makes a Selection in a Selection List.
Part 10: Bookmarklets.
Task 228: Downloading and Installing Bookmarklets.
Task 229: Checking Page Freshness with a Bookmarklet.
Task 230: Checking for E-mail Links with a Bookmarklet.
Task 231: E-mailing Selected Text with a Bookmarklet in Internet Explorer.
Task 232: E-mailing Selected Text with a Bookmarklet in Netscape.
Task 233: Displaying Images from a Page with a Bookmarklet.
Task 234: Changing Background Color with a Bookmarklet.
Task 235: Removing Background Images with a Bookmarklet.
Task 236: Hiding Images with a Bookmarklet.
Task 237: Hiding Banners with a Bookmarklet.
Task 238: Opening All Links in a New Window with a Bookmarklet.
Task 239: Changing Page Fonts with a Bookmarklet.
Task 240: Highlighting Page Links with a Bookmarklet.
Task 241: Checking the Current Date and Time with a Bookmarklet.
Task 242: Checking Your IP Address with a Bookmarklet.
Task 243: Searching Yahoo! with a Bookmarklet in Internet Explorer.
Task 244: Searching Yahoo! with a Bookmarklet in Netscape.
Part 11: Cross-Browser Compatibility and Issues.
Task 245: Detecting the Browser Type.
Task 246: Detecting the Browser Version.
Task 247: Browser Detection Using Object Testing.
Task 248: Creating Browser Detection Variables.
Task 249: Dealing with Differences in Object Placement in Newer Browsers.
Task 250: Creating Layers with the div Tag.
Task 251: Controlling Layer Placement in HTML.
Task 252: Controlling Layer Size in HTML.
Task 253: Controlling Layer Visibility in HTML.
Task 254: Controlling Layer Ordering in HTML.
Task 258: Fading Objects.
Task 259: Creating a Page Transition in Internet Explorer.
Task 260: Installing the X Cross-Browser Compatibility Library.
Task 261: Showing and Hiding Elements with X.
Task 262: Controlling Stacking Order with X.
Task 263: Changing Text Color with X.
Task 264: Setting a Background Color with X.
Task 265: Setting a Background Image with X.
Task 266: Repositioning an Element with X.
Task 267: Sliding an Element with X.
Task 268: Changing Layer Sizes with X.
Appendix B: CSS Quick Reference.