HTML Pocket Reference

Errata for HTML Pocket Reference

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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
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Page cover
says "Covers HTML 4.0," however, some of the more esoteric tags are

not covered. This should be changed.

Anonymous   
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Page ii
The word "bear" was removed.

Anonymous    Sep 01, 2000
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Page 2
The last sentence in the first paragraph did read: "...Valerie Quercia."

Should read "...Robert Eckstein."

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 3

The values following the "rel" attribute now read: alternate|stylesheet|start|next|prev|contents|index|glossary| copyright|chapter|section|subsection|appendix|help|bookmark

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2000
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Page 7
In the <applet> section, under "hspace=number", it did read: "Holds n

pixels..." Now reads: "Holds a specified number of pixels..."

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 8
In the <applet> section, under "vspace=number", it did read: "Holds n

pixels..." Now reads: "Holds a specified number of pixels..."

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 9-10
3rd line

<base> entry now precedes <basefont> entry alphabetically.

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2000
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Page 11
description of <big> tag

"It is equivalent to <font size="+1">" was deleted.

Anonymous    Jan 01, 2001
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Page 14
top (browser support for <button>)

Netscape 4 is now listed as unsupported (grayed out).

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2000
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Page 15
1st paragraph

The <caption> element does NOT take the attribute "summary". This error probably arose from a mis-reading of the W3C specification, which refers to the application of the "sumary" attribute to the <TABLE> element, not to the <caption> element. AUTHOR: Corrected in Second Edition.

Anonymous   
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Page 16

The first entry under the "Attributes" section did read: "align=left|right|center" Now reads: "align=left|right|center|char"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 17

The first entry under the "Attributes" section did read: "align=left|right|center" Now reads: "align=left|right|center|char"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 24
enctype=encoding

"The value multi-part/form-data" now reads "The value multipart/form-data."

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2000
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Page 41
Under <layer> 3rd sentence

"tage" now reads "tag".

Anonymous    Sep 01, 2000
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Page 44
Under the "value=number" section, it did read: "...you can specify the

number (n) that..." Now reads: "...you can specify the number that..."

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 44
Under the "rel=relationship" section, a sentence has been added at the

end to read: "For example, rel=stylesheet is used to create a relationship with an external stylesheet."

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 45
The third section on the page did read: "type=resource".

Now reads: "Type=MIME-type"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 45

The last sentence in the first paragraph of the "<map>" section did read: "Client-side imagemaps are discussed later in this chapter." Now reads: "See the tag-structure section 'Client-side Imagemaps' in this reference for more information."

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 46
The entry under the "hspace" section did read: "Holds n pixels..."

Now reads: "Holds a number of pixels..."

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 47-48
top

<menu> entry should precede <meta> entry alphabetically.

Anonymous   
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Page 47
Under "scheme=text"

Paragraph beneath "scheme=text" was indented properly and the blank space was removed to show that the paragraph goes with the attribute.

Anonymous    Sep 01, 2000
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Page 47
example

In the example, http-eqiv= was changed to http-equiv=.

Anonymous    Jan 01, 2001
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Page 47
attributes

now reads: http-equiv=text Specifies information to be included in the HTTP header that the server appends to the document. It is used in conjunction with the content attribute. http-equiv can be used in place of the name attribute.

Anonymous    Jan 01, 2001
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Page 51
Under the "hspace=number" section, it did read: "Holds n pixels..."

Now reads: "Holds a number of pixels..."

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 51
Under the "vspace=number" section, it did read: "Holds n pixels..."

Now reads: "Holds a number of pixels..."

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 52
Under the "start=number" section, it did read: "...of the list at n,..."

Now reads: "...of the list at the specified number,..."

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 54
Under the "Attributes" section, the heading for

"valuetype=data|ref|object" has been changed so "data|ref|object" is not set in italics.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 58
middle of page

description of a <style> tag should be included.

Anonymous   
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Page 73
"Text Tags: Physical Styles" section

The <font>, <s>, <strike>, and <u> tags are now marked as "depricated."

Anonymous    Jan 01, 2001
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Page 74
7th line

<tr> inserted after <th>.

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2000
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Page 78
17th line

HREF=http now reads HREF="http opening quotation mark was missing

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2000
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Page 81
#132:

description now reads: "Right double quote (N)" should read: "Low left-rising double quote" and the symbol needs to change to reflect this.

Anonymous   
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Page 81
#133

"Elipsis" should be "Ellipsis."

Anonymous   
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Page 82
#138:

description did read: "Underscore (N)" The glyph and description were changed to read "Capitol S, caron (N)."

Anonymous    Sep 01, 2000
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Page 82
#139:

description did read: "Less than sign (N)" now reads: "Left single angle quote" and the symbol was changed to reflect this.

Anonymous    Sep 01, 2000
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Page 82
#154:

description did read: "Underscore (N)" The glyph and description were changed to read: "Small S, caron (N)."

Anonymous    Sep 01, 2000
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Page 82
#155:

description did read: "Greater than sign (N)." now reads: "Right single angle quote" and the symbol was changed to reflect this.

Anonymous    Sep 01, 2000
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Page 83
The "Name" entry for #197 did read: "&Aring".

A semi-colon has been added. It now reads: "&Aring;"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 84
The description for #215 did read: "sign-4.0".

Now reads: "sign (4.0)".

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 85
The description for #247 did read: "sign-4.0".

Now reads: "sign (4.0)".

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 85
The "Name" entry for #254 did read: "&thorn".

A semi-colon has been added. It now reads: "&thorn;"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 85
The "Name" entry for #255 did read: "&yuml".

A semi-colon has been added. It now reads: "&yuml;"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 87
list of color names

"fuschia" should be "fuchsia."

Anonymous   
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Page 88-91
Color name table RGB, Hex, and Web-safe values

There were inconsistancies between the RGB and Hexadecimal values given for the following colors: blanchedalmond, gray, ivory. blanchedalmond: HEX value now reads "FFFFCB" gray: HEX value now reads "808080" ivory: HEX value now reads "FFF0F0" The Nearest Web-safe Color values were incorrect for the following colors: darkslategray, navy. darkslategray: Nearest web safe now reads "336666" navy: Nearest web safe now reads "000099"

Anonymous    Jan 01, 2001