HTML: The Definitive Guide

Errata for HTML: The Definitive Guide

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Page 15
Last paragraph

"We think the following three web sites..." then only two web sites are listed.

Anonymous   
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Page 15
Removed

http://union.ncsa.uiuc.edu/HyperNews/get/www.html

Anonymous    Jan 01, 2000
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Page 33

Did read: Fortunately, HTML provides better, more extensive support for collecting user input though forms. Now reads: Fortunately, HTML provides better, more extensive support for collecting user input through forms.

Anonymous    Jan 01, 2000
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Page 56

In section 3.8.1.2, at the last bullet, the second sentence used to read: It can one of three values It now reads: It can be one of three values.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 56
Replaced "the local time zone of the system on which you are

preparing the document" with "Greenwich Mean Time" along with an sterisk for a footnote that reads "Greenwich Mean Time is also known as 'Zulu', thus the value of 'Z'"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 56
Replaced "Eastern Standard Time (that's where we authors live).

Or, in UTC format" with "To specify Eastern Standard Time"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 66
Figure 4-2, under "Stretched to the limit." added the following line

"Left is the default."

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 66
Deleted sentence beginning "Also notice that..." Replace

"Notwithstanding" in the next sentence with "Note that".

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 66

Did read: Use the id attribute to create a label for the paragraph that can later be to used to unambiguously reference that paragraph in a hyperlink target, for automated searches, as a style-sheet selector, and with a host of other applications. Now reads: Use the id attribute to create a label for the paragraph that can later be used to unambiguously reference that paragraph in a hyperlink target, for automated searches, as a style-sheet selector, and with a host of other applications.

Anonymous    Jan 01, 2000
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Page 73

now reads: As to be expected, your <h6> text may be readable at 320x480 resolution, but disappear on a 600x800 display. Should read: As to be expected, your <h6> text may be readable at 480x320 resolution, but disappear on a 800x600 display.

Anonymous   
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Page 104

Section 4.7.5.3, line 1 changed to read: "...as to which direction the text within the <pre> segment ought to be displyed"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 142
Section 5.2.6.8, para. 1, removed sentences 2 and 3 ("You can

change the thickness..." and " The value of...") and replace them with: "Use the border attribute and a pixel-width thickness value to remove (border=0) or widen that image border. Be aware that this attribute, too, is deprecated in HTML 4.0 in lieu of style sheets, but continues to be well supported by the popular browsers." ("border," the first time it occurs, and "border = 0" should be in constant width)

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 180
The fourth paragraph did read "It is possible emulate...".

It now reads "It is possible to emulate...".

Anonymous    Jan 01, 2000
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Page 226
In the imagemap sample file, replaced "circle" with "circ",

"rectangle" with "rect" and "polygon" with "poly".

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 231
In sample <map> tag, replaced "shape=circle" with "shape=circ"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 232

Section 7.5.4.6 did read: We should point out that the current versions of the popular browsers automatically display the alt attribute's string value, obstensively accomplishing the same task. Now reads: We should point out that the current versions of the popular browsers automatically display the alt attribute's string value, effectively accomplishing the same task.

Anonymous    Jan 01, 2000
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Page 273

Did read: <h1>I am ba-loooooo, tooooo!<h1> Now reads: <h1>I am ba-loooooo, tooooo!</h1>

Anonymous    Jan 01, 2000
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Page 276
Replaced "browser loads" with "browser should load"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 276
Replaced "browser will prompt" with "browser should prompt"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 281
code sample, line -1: "<style>" now reads "</style>"

Anonymous    Jan 01, 1999
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Page 282

section 9.2.4.2, the last sentence of the section now reads: "Netscape 4 and the latest versions of Internet Explorer (4.01) support CSS generic classes."

Anonymous    Jan 01, 1999
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Page 301
Replaced "These practice" with "This practice"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 302
Last bullet

"If more than two properties are set to auto, and (if) one of them is width, ..." Changed to: "If width, margin-left and margin-right are all set to auto, the CSS-compliant browser will set both margin-left and margin-right to zero, and set width large enough to make the total equal to the width of the parent element."

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 305

3rd paragraph of 9.3.6.5, last sentence now reads: "Netscape Communicator 4.06 is now supporting three-dimensional effects."

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 313

The last sentence of the section 9.3.8.1 now reads: "Netscape 4 fully supports this property; Internet Explorer 4 supports only the block and none values." Do note that IE5, which is in beta, does fully support CSS1 and much of CSS2.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 315
9.5.1, first paragraph

Removed second sentence and merged para 1 with para 2.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 357
In the "<label>" box, under "Contains"

form_contents Has been changed to: label_contents

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 358
para. 1, line 1: add "the" between "Use" and "<fieldset>"

"Use <fieldset> tag..." should read "Use the <fieldset> tag..."

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 382

The "Baseline" line now reads: <th><h1>Baseline__<br>Another line</h1></th> (Note that there are two underscore characters after Baseline.)

Anonymous    Jan 01, 1999
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Page 382

Paragraph 2-4 used to read: <td valign=middle>AAyy</td> It now reads: <td valign=center>AAyy</td?

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 431
code sample 1, line 2: "</applet>" now reads "</object>"

Anonymous    Jan 01, 1999
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Page 448
At end of para, replaced "by the server" with "by a properly

configured server"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 449
Last paragraph of 13.3.2, last sentence

removed the phrase "... within the <noframes> tag"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 451
13.3.3.3, line 2

"onKeyRelease" now reads "onKeyUp" (as on line 4)

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 469
removed the hyphen from the header

"The Multipart/Mixed-Media..." so it reads "The Multipart/Mixed Media..."

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 470
removed the same hyphen in the header

"Multipart Mixed-Replace-Media..." so it reads "Multipart Mixed-Replace Media"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 475
In footnote replaced "A minority of web surfers use Internet Explorer,

so you rarely and thankfully won't" with "Internet Explorer is just as guilty; be thankful you don't"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 483
In sample HTML, Replaced "Early in the history of man" with "For

instance, early in the history of man"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 487
In sample HTML, replaced "-->" with "//-->"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 494
In the rule for content_style, deletde the second instance of kbd_tag

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 497

The fourth line in the left column used to read: form_tag It now reads: label_tag

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 497
Replaced "<form>" with "<label>"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 497
Replaced "form_content" with "label_content"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 505
In the tabindex attribute of <area>, replaced "anchor inthe" with

"area in the"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 507
In onblur attribute of <button>, replaced "into" with "out of"; in

onfocus attribute, replace "out of" with "into"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 513
In class attribute of <iframe>, replaced "rule" with "frame"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 519
"Disable" attribute of <input type=submit> is now "disabled"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 522
In hreflang attribute of <link>, "url" is now "language"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 539
"vertical-align" entry, 2nd column

"baseline" should not be italicized

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 558
In Appendix E, deleted the accent over the "e" in Grave.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 558
In Appendix E, added text to Numeric Entity &#130

Low left single quote

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 558
Also Appendix E, changed line &#132: changed quotes to two commas, and

text to read: "Low left double quote"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 559
In Appendix E, added text and symbol to line &#138: "Capital S, caron"

and symbol.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 559
In Appendix E, added a new listing, &#142, reading: "Capital Z, caron"

and symbol.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 559
In Appendix E, added text and symbol to line &#154: "Small s, caron"

and symbol.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 559
In Appendix E, added a new listing, &#158, reading: "Small z, caron"

and symbol.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 559
Replaced the symbol for line &#166 with a broken vertical bar (previous

symbol was not broken).

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 560
Changed the symbol for line &#173 to a hyphen.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 560
Added a "plus or minus" symbol to line &#177.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 561
Added a new Y symbol with accent to line &#221.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 561
Added a new thorn symbol to line &#222.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 562
Added a new eth symbol to line &#240.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 562

(562) Added a new snall thorn on line &#254.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999