HTML5: The Missing Manual

Errata for HTML5: The Missing Manual

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
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Page 7
first Paragraph

On Locatin 660 in the second paragraph, the link for the Missing Manual CD is incorrect, it shows: http://missingmanuals.com/cds/html5mm when it should be http://oreilly.com/missingmanuals/cds/html5tmm/ (The "t" from "5tmm" is missing)

Note from the Author or Editor:
page 7, first paragraph, the link http://missingmanuals.com/cds/html5mm should be http://missingmanuals.com/cds/html5tmm

Diana  May 31, 2013  Jun 28, 2013
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Page 14
Final paragraph on the page

Technically, the W3C in charge of determining what is and isn’t official HTML5. Should be: Technically, the W3C is in charge of determining what is and isn’t official HTML5.

Note from the Author or Editor:
p. 14, last paragraph, "the W3C in charge of" should be "the W3C is in charge of"

Anonymous  Oct 17, 2012  Jun 28, 2013
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Page 30
First paragraph under the Adapted Elements section.

The word "element," is duplicated.

Note from the Author or Editor:
p. 30, paragraph under "Adapted Elements" title, 2nd line, "element, element," should be "element,"

Anonymous  Oct 02, 2011  Dec 02, 2011
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Page 32
Code example under "Tweaked Elements"

The line ending "Lisa Cheng<a>, and" should be ending: "Lisa Cheng</a>, and"

Note from the Author or Editor:
p. 32, code example in "Tweaked Elements" section, 4th line, "Lisa Cheng<a>, and" should be "Lisa Cheng</a>, and"

Tom Spence  Aug 26, 2011  Dec 02, 2011
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Page 32
las paragraph

First sentence reads: "A more significantly tweak..." Should be: "A more significant tweak..."

Note from the Author or Editor:
p. 32, last paragraph, "A more significantly tweak" should be "A more significant tweak"

Anonymous  Dec 09, 2011  Jun 28, 2013
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Page 52
Figure 2-3

Figure 2-3 and its description do not match the code example given before. According to the code, the "footer" element is not part of "article", so the description should read: "... then the new structure says, 'Here is an article with a header, and then a footer after that.'" Likewise, the figure should not display "footer" inside the "article" box, but after it.

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected image and caption sent to O'Reilly

Andreas Bartels  Jan 10, 2012  Jun 28, 2013
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Page 53
5th paragraph beginning with 'At first glance...'

The fourth sentence begins: 'And even though setup this doesn't affect the way the page ...' Perhaps the intention was to say 'And even though this setup ...' ?

Note from the Author or Editor:
p. 53, first paragraph, "though setup this" should be "though this setup"

Anonymous  Jan 27, 2012  Jun 28, 2013
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Page 54
2nd paragraph

"It also includes the paragraph that immediateLY precedes the figure..."

Note from the Author or Editor:
p. 54, second paragraph, "immediate precedes" should be "immediately precedes"

priscilla Then  Nov 03, 2012  Jun 28, 2013
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Page 62
Last paragraph

[Referring to the <aside> element] "You can use it to mark up a piece of UNrelated content, as you did with the pull-quote on page 56." When actually on page 56 (last paragraph) it was stated "...you can use an <aside> in the same way you use a sidebar in print - to introduce a related topic..."

Note from the Author or Editor:
p. 62, last paragraph, "You can use it to mark up a piece of unrelated content, as you did" should be "You can use it to mark up a piece of related content inside an article, as you did"

Jessica  Jan 26, 2013  Jun 28, 2013
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Page 66
Gem in the Rough section, paragraph beginning with "Interestingly, HTML5 adds two ..."

Second sentence repeats the word "in" : ... the heading inside in in a <summary> element."

Note from the Author or Editor:
p. 66, in "Gem in the Rough" box, "inside in in a" should be "inside in a"

Anonymous  Jan 27, 2012  Jun 28, 2013
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Page 67
Last paragraph

Third sentence starts, "This approach not as terrible …" Should be "approach IS not as terrible."

Note from the Author or Editor:
p. 67, last paragraph, "This approach not as" should be "This approach is not as"

Ed Collins  Jan 22, 2013  Jun 28, 2013
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Page 73
HTML markup - Second (bolded) <h1> tag

The ending tag on the second instance of <h1> shows </h2>. Shouldn't it show </h1> ?

Note from the Author or Editor:
p. 73, code block, third line, "<h1>Level-1 Heading</h2>" should be "<h1>Level-1 Heading</h1>"

Anonymous  Jan 31, 2012  Jun 28, 2013
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Page 83
Chapter 3: The Semantic Elements Revisited: Dates and Times with <time>

"...the format follows this pattern: YYYY:MM:DD" but the code example immediately following provided shows: "datetime="2012-03-21" The stated formatting pattern shows the use of colons as delimiters, but the code sample shows the, correct, use of hyphens. This discrepancy should be amended or clarified.

Note from the Author or Editor:
p. 83, third paragraph, second-last sentence, "separated by a colon" should be "separated by a dash" and the following line of code should be "YYYY-MM-DD" instead of "YYYY:MM:DD"

Vereschagin  Nov 22, 2012  Jun 28, 2013
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Page 83
Last paragraph

Example shows time-zone offset in the datetime attribute without a date, <time datetime="16:30-5:00">4:30 p.m.</time>. The validator returns an error for this construction. I tried both as shown on the page, datetime="16:30-5:00", and with an added 0, datetime="16:30-05:00". I looked at the HTML specification, and it doesn't specify hh:mm with the time-zone offset, only datetime="hh:mm" or datetime="tz". Apparently, to specify the time zone on a time, and this was corroborated by comments on the web, I have to enter two <time datetime="hh:mm"><time datetime="tz"> elements, one specifying the time and the other specifying the time-zone offset if the date is not included. Clunky.

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected text sent to O'Reilly

John Mikesell  May 25, 2013  Jun 28, 2013
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Page 84
First pgh. discussing the <output> tag

Second sentence starts, "It's a nothing more than a placeholder ..." Should be "It's nothing more ..."

Note from the Author or Editor:
p. 84, first paragraph under "JavaScript Calculations with <output>", "It's a nothing more" should be "It's nothing more"

Ed Collins  Apr 09, 2013  Jun 28, 2013
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Page 87
Second pgh.

The last part of the second sentence reads, "… ways to make their markup for meaningful." Should probably be, " more meaningful."

Note from the Author or Editor:
p. 87, second paragraph, "make their markup for meaningful" should be "make their markup more meaningful"

Ed Collins  Apr 09, 2013  Jun 28, 2013
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Page 88
Next to last pgh.

Last sentence starts, "This attributes are helpful...". Should be "These attributes."

Note from the Author or Editor:
p. 88, second-last paragraph, "This attributes are" should be "These attributes are"

Ed Collins  Apr 09, 2013  Jun 28, 2013
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Page 94
Top pgh.

Second sentence: "... all you need to do is add to script references to your page." Clumsy/incorrect wording. Perhaps "add the following script references..."?

Note from the Author or Editor:
p. 94, top paragraph, "add to script" should be "add two script"

Ed Collins  Apr 09, 2013  Jun 28, 2013
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Page 94
First set of code.

Last tag is <style>—seems to be wrong tag and an opening tag, which also seems wrong. Shouldn't that be </head>?

Note from the Author or Editor:
p. 94, first code example, last line should be changed from <style> to </head>

Ed Collins  Apr 09, 2013  Jun 28, 2013
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Page 118
First line of note

"Web browser hold off on validation ..." should be "Web browsers hold off on validation ..."

Note from the Author or Editor:
p. 118, first line of note box, ""Web browser hold off" should be "Web browsers hold off"

Dan Giancaterino  Nov 22, 2011  Dec 02, 2011
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Page 147
Next to last pgh.

Third sentence starts, "You can find hundreds or free examples..." Should probably be "of free examples."

Note from the Author or Editor:
p. 147, second last paragaph, "hundreds or free" should be "hundreds of free"

Ed Collins  Apr 10, 2013  Jun 28, 2013
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Page 149
Note section under first paragraph

Standrad should be standard.

Note from the Author or Editor:
p. 149, "Note" box, "standrad" should be "standard"

Charles Owen  Jan 21, 2013  Jun 28, 2013
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Page 155

Pgh. under The Flash Fallback, next to last sentence: "However, browsers don't ignore the content inside unrecognized element..." Should be "...elements."

Note from the Author or Editor:
p. 155, last paragraph, "inside unrecognized element" should be "inside an unrecognized element"

Ed Collins  Apr 11, 2013  Jun 28, 2013
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Page 242
Second paragraph above Note

The second sentence starts, "For example, a selectors like .borderradiusheader ... ." Should be "a selector."

Note from the Author or Editor:
p. 242, second paragraph above note, second sentence, "For example, a selectors like" should be "For example, a selector like"

Ed Collins  Apr 24, 2013  Jun 28, 2013
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Page 271
Last pgh.

Fourth sentence: "But in Flash application or in desktop programs …", the word "applications" should be plural: "But in Flash applications …"

Note from the Author or Editor:
p. 271, last paragraph, "But in Flash application" should be "But in Flash applications"

Stanton Collins  Apr 30, 2013  Jun 28, 2013
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Page 287
Top, in Tip section

In the second sentence, ... it's up to you to ensure that key names unique ..." is missing the word "are" before "unique."

Note from the Author or Editor:
p. 287, second sentence in Tip box, "that key names unique" should be "that key names are unique"

Ed Collins  May 06, 2013  Jun 28, 2013
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Page 289
The last comment line of the 1st example after the title "Storing Numbers and Dates"

The comment says: "// Unfortunately, JavaScript converts "35"+"5" to "355"." But the following code line is x +=10;. So either the comment should be "// Unfortunately, JavaScript converts "35"+"10" to "3510"." or the code line must be x +=5?

Note from the Author or Editor:
p. 289, second code block, last line, the number 10 (in "x += 10;") should be replaced with 5

Anonymous  Jul 07, 2012  Jun 28, 2013
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Page 395
last paragraph

is now: www.prostech.com/html5 should be: www.prosetech.com/html5

Note from the Author or Editor:
p. 395, last paragraph, www.prostech.com/html5 should be www.prosetech.com/html5

Nan Barber  May 28, 2013  Jun 28, 2013
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Page 397
last line of 3rd paragraph

The last line of the paragraph begins "that used in the JavaScript-based ..." You can either (a) delete "that", or (b) change the line to "that are used in the JavaScript-based ..."

Note from the Author or Editor:
p. 397, last line of 3rd paragraph, "that used" should be" that are used"

Dan Giancaterino  Nov 28, 2011  Dec 02, 2011
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Page 410
First sentence in "Loops" section

"A loops is a basic programming tool ..." should read "A loop is a basic programming tool ..."

Note from the Author or Editor:
p. 401, first sentence under "Loops" heading, "A loops is" should be "A loop is"

Dan Giancaterino  Nov 28, 2011  Dec 02, 2011
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Page 411
First four lines.

A JavaScript array does not have an add() method. The correct method for adding an element to a JavaScript array is the push() method.

Note from the Author or Editor:
p. 411, first sentence, "array's add() method" should be "array's push() method" In the code underneath, all three occurrences of ".add" should be ".push"

Anonymous  Feb 29, 2012  Jun 28, 2013