Chapter 2. Start Me Up!

Enough of the warm up; it's time to get scripting. In this chapter, you'll learn where to put your scripts in your HTML; how you can leave comments in your scripts so that you can more easily understand them at a later time; and how you can use scripts to communicate with the user. You'll also see how to make the page automatically change to another page (called redirection), and how you can use JavaScript to detect the kind of browser the user has. Let's get to it!

Table 2.1. Just Enough HTML—The Basics






Contains the HTML part of the Web page



Contains the header part of the Web page



Contains the title of the Web page



Contains the body part of the Web page



Sets the background color ...

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