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

Overview

  • 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 ...
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Overview

  • 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764588204
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/5/2005
  • Series: Programmer's Reference Ser.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 812
  • Sales rank: 845,663
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.67 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part One: HyperText Markup Language (HTML).

Chapter 1: The Basics of HTML.

Chapter 2: Document Tags.

Chapter 3: Paragraphs and Lines.

Chapter 4: Lists.

Chapter 5: Images.

Chapter 6: Links.

Chapter 7: Text.

Chapter 8: Tables.

Chapter 9: Forms.

Chapter 10: Objects and Plugins.

Chapter 11: XML.

Part Two: Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

Chapter 12: CSS Basics.

Chapter 13: Style Definitions.

Chapter 14: Text.

Chapter 15: Padding, Margins, and Borders.

Chapter 16: Colors and Backgrounds.

Chapter 17: Tables.

Chapter 18: Element Positioning.

Part Three: JavaScript and DHTML.

Chapter 19: JavaScript Basics.

Chapter 20: The JavaScript Language.

Chapter 21: The Document Object Model.

Chapter 22: JavaScript Objects and Dynamic HTML.

Chapter 23: Using JavaScript.

Part Four: Common Gateway Interface (CGI).

Chapter 24: CGI Basics.

Chapter 25: Perl Language.

Chapter 26: The Python Language.

Chapter 27: Scripting with Other Executable Code.

Chapter 28: Using CGI.

Part Five: PHP.

Chapter 29: PHP Basics.

Chapter 30: The PHP Language.

Chapter 31: Using PHP.

Part Six: Appendixes.

Appendix A: XHTML Reference.

Appendix B: CSS Properties.

Appendix C: JavaScript Language Reference.

Appendix D: Perl Language Reference.

Appendix E: Python Language Reference.

Appendix F: PHP Language Reference.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2005

    replaces 6 books [one for each language]

    How the Web has grown! In doing so, and aiding its growth, has been the use and development of several languages. Naturally, Schafer starts with the language that birthed the Web - HTML. Actually this needs its dual ('twin') on a server, http. But Schafer discusses http in a later chapter devoted to CGI. Hopefully, you should be able to appreciate that HTML is simple. In fact, of all that the book discusses, HTML is the simplest language. Several initial chapters walk you through HTML. It must be stressed that mastery of HTML is needed to make sense of the rest of the book. The later languages either extend the scope of an HTML file, or they generate the file, roughly speaking. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) lets you easily factor out common definitions that are used across multiple web pages, where you can imagine that each web page corresponds to a file storing it. Schafer explains how to use CSS to simplify management of a set of HTML files. A centralised way to set common fonts and the like. More robust. But HTML is a declarative language. Good, because laymen can more easily understand and write such languages. It's easier to say what should be done, than how to do it. But for the times when you need more expressive power on the browser, Schafer offers JavaScript. A procedural language that actually has nothing to do with Java. [The coincidence in names was a marketing ploy.] Schafer does not ignore the server. CGI is given, as the first generation attempt at server side code. Its limitations spawned the use of Perl, PHP and Python for easier parsing of user input and generation of new dynamic pages. Each of these languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Perl, PHP and Python) is often the subject of its own book. No surprise then that Schafer explaining all 6 gave us a book of this length!

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