CSS: The Missing Manual

Errata for CSS: The Missing Manual

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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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Color Key: Serious Technical Mistake Minor Technical Mistake Language or formatting error Typo Question Note Update



Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed, Other Digital Version
Page 6
2nd paragraph to the last

"To close an empty tag, include a backslash at the end of the tag, like this:<br />." "backslash" changed to "forward slash".

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2008
Printed, Other Digital Version
Page 7
last paragraph - second line

TextWrangler..."a paired down version..." changed to "pared-down"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2008
Printed
Page 10
7th paragraph

The web address for Missing Manuals should be http://missingmanuals.com/ not http://www.missingmanuals.com/ as shown.

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 23
5th bulleted item from top, second line "<blockquote>"

Here the <blockquote> breaks because it does not fit in the line adding an extra dash "-" in the middle of the tag "<block-quote>"... eventhough i'm not a novice user it sent me to an HTML tag reference page to confirm. :p

Note from the Author or Editor:
p 23, 5th bulleted item, <blockquote> should not be hyphenated

Anonymous  Sep 28, 2008 
PDF
Page 23
last bullet

"...use the <div> and <span> tags (see page 18)." Should be page 20.

Anonymous  Nov 11, 2008 
Printed
Page 31
top

font-face: Arial; Maybe it's my editor, but this didn't change the font from default to Arial. I had to use font-family: Arial; to make it work

Note from the Author or Editor:
page 31, first line of code should read font-family: Arial;

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 35
Workaround Workshop, 4th Paragraph

Instructions for accessing Firefox's cache are inaccurate. They say to go through the "Privacy" button to access the "Cache" tab and set disk space to zero. It s/b (at least on my Mac, running Mozilla/5.0 Firefox/2.0.0.6) advising in Preferences to click on the "Advanced" button and under the "Network" tab to access the box to set the cache to "0".

Anonymous   
Printed, Other Digital Version
Page 37
Step 4, first paragraph after the code block.

"...the third removes space from the around the headline". changed to "...the third removes space from around the headline."

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2008
Printed, Other Digital Version
Page 45
Note

Reference to <span> on "page 18" changed to "page 20"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2008
Printed
Page 48
1st paragraph

"As explained in the box on page 47, ID selectors have some specific uses in JavaScript-based or very lengthy Web pages." The box referred to is actually on page 49, under "Proper IDs".

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2007
Printed
Page 78
Second to last paragraph, #1 bullet item

The paragraph reads "1. Enter (Return) to your text editor and the inheritance.html file." It should read "1. Return to your text editor and the inheritance.html file." The statement errantly referred to the Windows/Mac keyboard buttons rather than the action of going back to the page in the text editor.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Paragraph should read "1. Return to your text editor and the inheritance.html file."

Anonymous  May 18, 2008 
Printed
Page 156
last paragraph

Text reads: The last photo (3) isn't wide enough to sit next to the second photo (2)... Should read The last photo (3) is too wide to sit next to the second photo (2)...

Note from the Author or Editor:
Text reads: The last photo (3) isn't wide enough to sit next to the second photo (2)... Should read The last photo (3) is too wide to sit next to the second photo (2)...

Anonymous  Nov 21, 2008 
Printed
Page 183
Frequently Asked Question box

The link http://www.k10k.net/frames.aspx?section=patterns has changed to http://www.k10k.net/pixelpatterns/. The link http://www.kollermedia.at/index.php/pattern4u has changed to http://www.kollermedia.at/pattern4u.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2007
Printed, Other Digital Version
Page 221
Paragraph below the "Tip"

Now that all this busy work is out the way, ..." changed to "Now that all this busy work is out of the way, ..."

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2008
Printed
Page 245
step 5

"The interesting part's the selector - body#feature a#featurelink." should read "The interesting part's the selector - body#feature a#featureLink."

Note from the Author or Editor:
correct. should read "The interesting part's the selector - body#feature a#featureLink."

Anonymous  Aug 20, 2008  Nov 01, 2008
Printed
Page 263
example code at the bottom of the page

"margin-right; 15px;" should be "margin-right: 15px;".

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2007
Printed, Other Digital Version
Page 266
step 7 paragraph.

"...make it stand out even more and approve its appearance." "approve" changed to "improve".

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2008
Printed, Other Digital Version
Page 286

3rd paragraph "make sure the important contents as close as possible" changed to "make sure the important content's as close as possible"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2008
Printed, Other Digital Version
Page 302
First paragraph

The page reference at the end of the paragraph "See page 302 for a solution" changed to "See below for a solution."

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2008
Printed
Page 379
step 4

the padding-left value is given as "0px" rather than just "0" for consistency with the rest of the book e.g. step 3 on the same page.

Anonymous  Aug 29, 2008 
Printed, Other Digital Version
Page 389

Note "style sheets in whatever seems most logical" changed to "style sheets in whatever way seems most logical"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2008
Printed
Page 420
1st bullet point under "background-repeat" heading

It says "Repeat-x tiles the image top to bottom only... Repeat-y tiles the image from left to right only...". This is backwards. Repeat x tiles from left to right, repeat-y tiles from top to bottom.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2007
Printed
Page 456
second paragraph

The URL given for the CSS Cheat Sheet has now changed, due to legal action from Jack Daniel's. The URL for the page containing the CSS cheat sheet is now http://www.addedbytes.com/cheat-sheets/css-cheat-sheet/ Note: the author has requested that people do _not_ link directly to the PDF file, so that the terms of use can be seen. This is a reasonable request I think. The story behind this URL change is on http://www.addedbytes.com/blog/what-happened-to-ilovejackdaniels-dot-com/

Note from the Author or Editor:
URL "www.ilovejackdaniels.com/css_cheat_sheet.pdf" has changed to www.addedbytes.com/cheat-sheets/css-cheat-sheet/

Anonymous  Sep 16, 2008