Creating a Web Site: The Missing Manual

Errata for Creating a Web Site: The Missing Manual

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Printed Page 27
Tip below Figure 2-2

The tip says: "Firefox has a handy feature that lets you home in on part of the XHTML in a complex page." I always thought the expression was "hone in." A minor issue, but I was psyched about the "submit errata" feature on your Web site.

Annie  Jun 10, 2011 
Printed Page 260
CSS for div.GraveContainer

This really needs relative positioning or other, without which it is set to "static" in which case the sub elements are positioned absolutely in relation to the page and not the container.

David B  Sep 24, 2010 
Printed Page 280
Example - bottom of page 280

In the text (2nd Paragraph) the author states, "Framesets have a built-in mechanism to accommodate these situations. You put a <noframes> element inside the <frameset> element. . ." However, when you go to the example, it appears as follows: <frameset rows="80,*"> . . . . . . . . . . . . </frameset> <!--I believe this is where the error is introduced. The frameset should not be closed here.--> <noframes> . . . </noframes> </frameset> Clearly, the <noframes> element is not inside the original <frameset> element and there is an extra closing tag for the <frameset> element.

Aaron Pace  Oct 22, 2010 
Printed Page 344/345
sample code

According to the HTML standard at W3C, for the 'action' attribute, user agent behaviour is undefined for any value other than an HTTP URI. Would this explain why the "SimpleForm.htm" and "FeedbackForm.htm" samples function correctly in Safari and FireFox and not in IE 8? If so, readers should probably be forewarned that there could be difficulties for users with that popular browser. Both samples were tested using IE 8, Firefox 3.5.2 and Safari 4.0.4

Ken Wilson  Sep 20, 2010 
Printed Page 469
code example

An empty paragraph, save for a non-breaking space (&nbsp;), needs to be inserted before the paragraph actually containing text. If this is not done, the resulting menu lies directly on top of the text you want to display. This would be consistent with the template.htm file provided in the topmenu3 download.

Ken Wilson  Sep 22, 2010