Web Standards Programmer's Reference

Web Standards Programmer's Reference : HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Perl, Python, and PHP

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This invaluable resource offers tutorials and real-world examples as well as thorough language references for Web markup languages (HTML/XHTML and CSS), and popular scripting languages (JavaScript, Perl, and PHP) - Examines the role of JavaScript, CGI (with examples in Perl and Python), and PHP on the Web and shows how to best use them all - Includes a valuable reference section on each technology that can be used for review and consultation
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  • Online resource | 812 pages
  • 188 x 228.6 x 53.3mm | 1,202.03g
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0764588206
  • 9780764588204
  • 1,930,524

About Steven M. Schafer

Steve Schafer is a veteran of technology and publishing. He programs in several languages, works with a variety of technologies, and has been published in several technical publications and articles. He currently is the COO for Progeny, an open source-based service and support company. Steve can be reached by email at sschafer@synergy-tech.com.
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Web Standards

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, (R) Perl, Python, (R) and PHP

Serving as both a -how-to- guide and a reference, this book is one-stop reading for all the essential Web standards--XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, CGI with Perl and Python, and PHP. In today's web environment, professional web coders and serious enthusiasts need to create documents and scripts that comply with published standards so your content can be viewed on as many web-capable platforms as possible. This book teaches the standards and technologies necessary to achieve that desired result.

Packed with examples for learning each of these standard technologies and followed by detailed references to each language, this book provides a total package for moving your web publishing to current standards-based coding.

What you will learn from this book

A solid background and understanding of HTML and applying XHTML to format specific document elements Using CSS to select and format text, margins, colors, and other elements and position them on the page Applying JavaScript for client-side scripting and dynamic content delivery Using server scripts and CGI with the popular Perl and Python languages Publishing rich, dynamic content using the PHP scripting language The importance of following web standards to ensure compatibility with as many user agents as possible, including Internet Explorer, the increasingly important and popular Firefox, and the latest crop of mobile platforms How to avoid browser-specific code and deprecated tags and attributes that cause your documents to be unusable for many users

Who this book is for

The book is for programmers and web coders who want to learn web standards-compliant coding.

Wrox Programmer's References are designed to give the experienced developer straight facts on a technology, without hype or unnecessary explanations. They deliver hard information with plenty of practical examples to help you apply these tools to your development projects today.
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Table of contents

Introduction. Part One: HyperText Markup Language (HTML). Chapter 1: The Basics of HTML. Chapter 2: Document Tags. Chapter 3: Paragraphs and Lines. Chapter 4: Lists. Chapter 5: Images. Chapter 6: Links. Chapter 7: Text. Chapter 8: Tables. Chapter 9: Forms. Chapter 10: Objects and Plugins. Chapter 11: XML. Part Two: Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Chapter 12: CSS Basics. Chapter 13: Style Definitions. Chapter 14: Text. Chapter 15: Padding, Margins, and Borders. Chapter 16: Colors and Backgrounds. Chapter 17: Tables. Chapter 18: Element Positioning. Part Three: JavaScript and DHTML. Chapter 19: JavaScript Basics. Chapter 20: The JavaScript Language. Chapter 21: The Document Object Model. Chapter 22: JavaScript Objects and Dynamic HTML. Chapter 23: Using JavaScript. Part Four: Common Gateway Interface (CGI). Chapter 24: CGI Basics. Chapter 25: Perl Language. Chapter 26: The Python Language. Chapter 27: Scripting with Other Executable Code. Chapter 28: Using CGI. Part Five: PHP. Chapter 29: PHP Basics. Chapter 30: The PHP Language. Chapter 31: Using PHP. Part Six: Appendixes. Appendix A: XHTML Reference. Appendix B: CSS Properties. Appendix C: JavaScript Language Reference. Appendix D: Perl Language Reference. Appendix E: Python Language Reference. Appendix F: PHP Language Reference. Index.
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