From 1997 to 2003, Chuck served as CIO of the American Kennel Club. During this time, he architected the AKC's transition from a legacy mainframe system to a client/server web-based computing environment. Using this platform, the AKC was able to re-engineer all of its principal business processes, reducing costs and increasing customer services as a result.
Mr. Musciano began his computing career in 1982 with Harris Corporation, enjoying a variety of roles during his 15 year tenure there. He has written compilers, developed user interfaces, designed multiprocessors, developed shared Unix data centers, and was fortunate enough to be a part of the seminal development of the ARPANet and Internet.
Mr. Musciano is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology. He resides in Cary, NC with his wife and children.
“If you do web development, you should have one solid HTML/XHTML reference guide on your bookshelf. This one ranks up there... HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide (6th Edition) by Chuck Musciano and Bill Kennedy. Although the CSS and XML sections are a little light, the core HTML and XHTML information is all you could ask for...This book does a good job in blending a bit of tutorial information with a lot of reference material. All the HTML tags that exist are documented, along with whether it's an extension/deprecated/archaic, what type of browser support is involved in using the tag, and all the attributes and locations where it can be used...this is a book that I'll want to keep around for those strange times when my HTML tags just aren't working like they're supposed to.”— Thomas Duff, Duffbert's Random Musings
“Calling this book "The Definitive Guide" is not a misnomer, for that's what it is...Weighing in at over 600 pages means that if it ain't described in here you probably shouldn't be doin' it! And if it is described in here, it's described clearly and accurately. As always, thanks a bunch. I am so much smarter (yeah, right) thanks to you guys! ”— Larry Hannay, Amazon.com
“I was surprised by the format of the book, however I do think it is a good resource for HTML/XHTML. While it is "The Definitive Guide" covering all of the markup tags and attributes it is definitely not a Cookbook or Nutshell book. I would recommend this book to those looking for a reference that is detailed and in a dictionary type format.”— Jason Rosen, Amazon.com