HTML5: Up and Running

Errata for HTML5: Up and Running

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PDF Page 86
the paragraph just before the "MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3" section

current text: "There are lots of audio codecs. Did I say there were lots of video codecs? Forget that." presumably the word "video" in the second sentence should be "audio": "Did I say there were lots of audio codecs?"

None  Sep 13, 2012 
Printed Page 29
Further Reading section

A gentle introduction to video encoding link is broken You can find it here - http://www.slideshare.net/choonkeat/a-gentle-introduction-to-video-encoding-diveintomark-presentation

Anonymous  Jun 05, 2012 
Safari Books Online 31
2nd paragraph

The reader is direct to the following URL to download sample HTML code referred to in the text: http://diveintohtml5.org/exampled/blog-original.html When this string is entered into a browser the following error message is returned: Gone The requested resource / is no longer available on this server and there is no forwarding address. Please remove all references to this resource. This error seems to serious impact the experience and utility of reading the text. Sincerely, Glen Kohler

Glen Kohler  Apr 01, 2012 
PDF Page 9
1st line

The original website, diveintohtml5.org has been taken down, so ALL references to it are invalid. It has been replaced by a .info site. s/diveintohtml5.org/diveintohtml5.info/g

Anonymous  Dec 21, 2011 
Printed Page 38
Under sub heading "Other link relations in HTML5", first paragraph.

The bit.ly link is http://bit.ly/clzlyG but this does not seem to take the reader to the correct location.

Louis Lazaris  Nov 10, 2010 
Printed Page xii
Under the heading "How to Contac Us,"

The web address http://oreilly.com/catalogue/9780596806026/ returns a 404 error.

Anonymous  Aug 31, 2010 
Printed Page 15
Under the heading "Modernizer: ...

The web site http://www.modernizer.com offers domain modernizer.com for sale.

Anonymous  Aug 31, 2010 
Other Digital Version 1798
Immediately below "Text"

The text states that text operations on the HTML5 canvas are supported in IE via explorercanvas. An important clarification: they are only available from the explorercanvas trunk at present. Downloading the latest release (r3) of explorercanvas does not provide fillText() support. Referencing from my Kindle this is stated at location 1798-1818.

Robby Grossman  Aug 24, 2010 
Printed, PDF Page 40
2nd paragraph on section rel="prefetch"

It says “Search engines sometimes add <link rel="prefetch" href="<emphasis>URL OF TOP SEARCH RESULT</emphasis>"> to the search results page...” but the text starting with "<emphasis>" looks wrong and it doesn't follow the convention noted in preface. It should be <link rel="prefetch" href="URL of top search result"> and the text "URL of top search result" should be shown in constant width italic.

Masataka Yakura  Aug 22, 2010 
PDF Page 112
3rd paragraph

3rd sentence of 3rd paragraph states, "Inside the &lt;video&gt; element are two &lt;source&gt; elements." There are, in fact, three in the example given (2nd paragraph).

Anonymous  Aug 19, 2010