Head First HTML and CSS

Errata for Head First HTML and CSS

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The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released. If the error was corrected in a later version or reprint the date of the correction will be displayed in the column titled "Date Corrected".

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed, PDF
Page 48
3 instances: middle of page, bottom of page, last paragraph with arrow

There are three instances of the text "driving directions" that should be replaced with "detailed directions" (as in the previous and next pages).

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed

Richard Levine  Dec 30, 2013 
PDF
Page 112
Last paragraph

You state the wrong character entity for the copyright symbol in the parenthesis in this sentence: "So what about the copyright symbol (thatís &copyright;)?" The correct character entity is "©".

Note from the Author or Editor:
Should be ©

Tormod Hystad  Oct 14, 2012  Nov 02, 2012
PDF
Page 116
Crossword on P.116 does not match the proper solution on 121

Wrong HTMLcross puzzle image on page 116.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Yup! We'll need to look at the crossword files and see if the puzzle is wrong or the solution and make sure we get them matched up.

None  Sep 01, 2012  Nov 02, 2012
Printed
Page 167
PNG section

"PNG compresses the file to reduce its size, but doesn't throw anything way" "way" should here be "away"

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed

Anonymous  Jul 08, 2014 
Printed
Page 223
middle left side

"...and a whole new set of capabilties aimed at" "capabilties" should here be "capabilities"

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed.

Anonymous  Jul 08, 2014 
PDF
Page 245
4th paragraph

The doctype is misspelled: Use <!docytype html> at all times, unless you really are writing HTML 4.01 or XHTML.

Isabelle  Sep 14, 2014 
PDF
Page 329
bottom page - invalid image

invalid picture at the bottom - there is end of the % from 328 I have the first edition, and there is image, but in second its gone

Oleg  Dec 02, 2013  Dec 02, 2013
Printed
Page 329
bottom box

In the printed version, the box at the bottom of page 329 is empty. It should contain the rest of the content from the bottom box on 328. It's there in the pdf, but not in the printed version.

Note from the Author or Editor:
This is bizarre. I see the content in the ID file, but do not see it in my version of the PDF. It's also definitely missing in my printed book!! Needs a look by a production editor. --------- legitimate error; was fixed in 12/2/2013 reprint --PROD

Matt Fielder  Dec 16, 2013  Dec 02, 2013
Printed
Page 448
The paragraph right under Steps one and two: Adding the <span>s

Open your "lounge.html" file and locate the"Who's playing a the Lounge" heading. It should be "What's playing at the Lounge". "What" is in the lounge.htm file and printed throughout the book.

Note from the Author or Editor:
confirmed. Change "Who's" to "What's"

John I. Adams  Jan 04, 2013  Jun 21, 2013
PDF
Page 455
infobubble poinitng to part of :hover pseudoclass

...This makes the link loo highlighted... it should say look instead of loo

Note from the Author or Editor:
Should say "look"

nenad  Aug 02, 2013  Dec 02, 2013
Printed, PDF
Page 476
United States

If the figure on the right is correct (which I believe it is), then the figure on the left should mimic it as regards the non-text elements. Namely, the second and fourth paragraphs (fifth and seventh blocks) are missing elements. The second paragraph should include the final "em span em" and the fourth paragraph should include four img elements. (Compare with pp. 479-480.)

Note from the Author or Editor:
Great catch! The missing pieces were there, but they were hidden. I think this got messed up when we transferred the files from ID CS4 to CS5.5. Ugh! I hope nothing else like this got messed up. Anyway it's fixed now on this page.

Richard Levine  Jan 12, 2014 
Printed
Page 633
The answer to the 3rd question

Chapter 13, the last "there are no Dumb Questions" The second question refers to the "list-style-position" property. The third question continues the explanation, but incorrectly refers to the property as "line-style-position"

Note from the Author or Editor:
confirmed. Change "line-style-position" in third NDQ to "list-style-position".

Donald Rind  Dec 06, 2012  Jun 21, 2013
Printed
Page 635
3 Down description

Chapter 13 HTMLcross, 3 Down description has a CSS property named "list-item-position"; as far as I can tell, there is no property with that name, certainly not in the chapter. It probably should read "list-style-position".

Note from the Author or Editor:
confirmed: change "list-item-position" to "list-style-position" in 3 down clue. (no change necessary to x-word solution)

Donald Rind  Dec 06, 2012  Jun 21, 2013