WebMaster in a Nutshell

Errata for WebMaster in a Nutshell

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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
Page 35-38
HTML 3.2 standard said TR, TD and TH were empty tags, so there

are no tags </TD>, </TH>, </TR>.

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 61

The tenth and eleventh lines read: &#150; | | | Em Dash | N &#151; | | | En Dash | N but should read: &#150; | | | En Dash | N &#151; | | | Em Dash | N ...also the symbols in the Symbol column need to switched.

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 77
2nd code example, line 3: "$STDIN" should be "STDIN"

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 81
last paragraph of Checkbox section: it is stated that several

checkboxes with the same name attribute yield a comma-separated string. I tried this with Navigator 3.04 and I get an &-separated string. Perhaps different browers use different separators.

Anonymous   
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Page 163
"Authorization": the base64 encoded string decodes to a different

value than the one mentioned in the book, "9781565922297:zrmqa4v" (mind the q in front of the a) instead of "9781565922297:zrma4v"

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 184
2nd para., line 1: "<name>" should be "name"

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 184
code sample 2, line 2: "name=3D"anchor_name"" should be

"[name=3D"anchor_name"]"

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 190
line 3: append a pair of parens to "Date.parse" (to make

"parse()")

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 190
1st code block, lines 3-5: the left-hand listings should be

in constant-width font

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 193-194
under "cookie": last 3 paragraphs should be aligned with

the preceding paragraphs.

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 208
list item 2, "src": the text next to "src" should be pushed

to the next line

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 217-218
there are extraneous dollar signs around "e" in several

instances on these pages

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 219
line 2: "$x sup y$" should be x^y ("^y" would be superscript y)

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 221
line 4: "(e.g., Mozilla/2.01 (win16; I)" should be

"(e.g., Mozilla/2.01 (win16; I))"

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 222

last line of code: "binary_value = n.toString(2);" should read: "binary_value = value.toString(2);"

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 223
last text para.: the comma after "toString()" should be removed

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 230
para. 1, line -1, "the name property": "name" should not be in italics

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 232
last line: "reset.onchange();" should read "select.onchange();"

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 233
code 1, line 4

name="name should be [name="name"] and in the line comments, "specifies name property", "name" should be in constant width

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 235
para. under "link()", line 2: "<a href="size">" should be

"<a href="url">" and line 3: "href" shouldn't be in italics

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 236
middle of the page: last "code" in "The code above code embeds

..." should be deleted Unconfirmed errors (mostly suggested by readers): ?general? I have one big suggestion on your otherwise excellent book. You need to provide a page or two on image mapping in HTML. It is a very powerful and increasingly popular feature to add <MAP name=localdef> with a set of <AREA> tags within the HTML code. Then the image being displayed is locally linked with <IMG SRC=... ISMAP USEMAP="#localdef">. It beats having separate .MAP files and is easier to create and debug. ?chapter 4? The chapter on frames should mention Netscape's inability to properly deal with the <noframes> tag. The problem is that the <noframes> tag should work within any page, not just in <frameset> pages. MSIE 3 supports this, but not Netscape 3. See http://www.newbie.net/frames/2ed/5.htm#broken_noframes for details.

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 237
paragraph entitled "HTML syntax", line 1: this paragraph

deals with the "submit object", not with the "reset object", so the first line should read "A Submit object is created ..."

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 268
} example: "DocumentRoot /usr/local/etc/httpd/htdocs/" should be

"DocumentRoot usr/local/etc/httpd/htdocs/" (remove first backslash)

Anonymous