HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide

Errata for HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page 142
the line above section 5.2.6.17

"See section 13.3.3 for more information about JavaScript and event handlers." NOW READS: "See section 12.3.3 for more.."

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2005
Printed
Page 148
3rd paragraph

"(see bgcolor in section 6.3.1.1.)" NOW READS: "(see bgcolor in section 5.3.1.1.)"

Anonymous    Jun 01, 2004
Printed
Page 165
Entire section 6.2.2.2

As near as I can tell, no browser I can find supports changing scheme on a relative URL. In other words, if I am at http://www.example.com/foo/bar.html and I have an HREF to ftp:maz/boo.html My browsers, both IE and Firefox, interpret that as "ftp://maz/boo.html", looking for a server maz. Your example for that entire section indicates it should be looking for "ftp://www.example.com/foo/maz/boo.html AUTHOR: This is worth posting, but the book is technically correct. The browsers seem to have implemented this incorrectly, as far as my reading of the spec goes.

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 197
Last paragraph

"the lower-left quarter of a 100 x 100 pixel image" NOW READS: "the lower-right quarter of a 100 x 100 pixel image"

Anonymous    Jun 01, 2004
Printed
Page 257
4th paragraph

"there is no corresponding mHz unit". NOW READS: "there is no corresponding MHz unit".

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2005
Printed
Page 287
IN PRINT: Section 8.4.7.17, last paragraph

"No popular browsers yet support z-index." That sentence HAS BEEN DELETED.

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2003
Printed
Page 346
Figure 9-7, the caption;

"Internet Explorer Version 6 grays out disabled form controls" NOW READS: "Netscape Navigator Version 6 grays out disabled form controls"

Anonymous    Jan 01, 2004
Printed
Page 375
Last paragraph, last sentence

"If some other cell in the row needs to be taller to accomodate its contents, the browser ignores the WIDTH attribute, and all the cells in the row are set to the larger size." NOW READS: "If some other cell in the row needs to be taller to accomodate its contents, the browser ignores the HEIGHT attribute, and all the cells in the row are set to the larger size."

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2005
Printed
Page 381
<tfoot> tag

"The <tfoot> tag may appear only once, just before the end of a table" NOW READS: "The <tfoot> tag may appear only once, just before the <tbody> tag"

Anonymous    Jan 01, 2004
Printed
Page 393
Example in middle of page

In the line: <frame src="frame6.html" id="test"> replace the printer's quotes around "test" with straight quotes.

Anonymous