Facebook Cookbook

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page 8
1st Paragraph (continued from previous page), last sentence.

Should read: accessible through both JavaScript and via data APIs:

Note from the Author or Editor:
Agreed. Should read: accessible through both JavaScript and via data APIs

Lee Dale  Jan 16, 2009  Sep 01, 2009
Printed
Page 34
Last paragraph (under the Solution heading), first sentence.

...in way that inspires them to install... <--- should read: in a way

Note from the Author or Editor:
Add the a

Lee Dale  Jan 16, 2009  Sep 01, 2009
Printed
Page 129
'Solution' paragraph

On page 129 in the 'solution' paragraph there's the word 'change' where i believe it should read 'chance' (this is a typo I make all the time btw)

Note from the Author or Editor:
Confirmed. Seventh line of the Solution (sixth in the second paragraph) says "...by some unthinkably remote change..." instead of "...by some unthinkably remote chance..."

Robb Meier  Dec 08, 2008  Sep 01, 2009
Printed
Page 152
'Solution' paragraph

On page 152 again in the 'solution' paragraph the fb:swf code snippet has mismatched quotation marks. The first is a single, the second is a double.

Note from the Author or Editor:
The first quote mark should be double to match the second one.

Robb Meier  Dec 08, 2008  Sep 01, 2009
Printed
Page 161
2nd paragraph

"You can also use the fb:title tag to set the title of the various boxes you can place the tag in ... When used inside of a wide Profile Box, you'll get something like Figure 6-13." This does not appear to be true; at least I've been unable to replicate it in my testing. Profile boxes always seem to assume the title of the app itself; fb:title doesn't seem to have any effect on them. fb:comments allows the title to be set; but I don't see any way to use it to set the Profile Box title.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Looks like this is true in the "new" profile design, so the paragraph and figure should be removed.

Dan Ragle  Feb 27, 2009 
Printed
Page 246
Middle

myDialog.showChoice() call has repeated button_confirms. Second one should be button_cancel.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Confirmed. Should be button_confirm='Mmmm!', button_cancel='Ewww!'

Jay Goldman
Jay Goldman
O'Reilly Author 
Jan 29, 2009  Sep 01, 2009