XHTML Example By Example

XHTML Example By Example

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For Web Design and Development courses.Combining the simplicity and accessibility of HTML, and the power and extensibility of XML, this developers' guide to XHTML helps students leverage their existing HTML skills to create richer sites and deliver content on an unprecedented range of platforms from desktop PCs to wireless telephones and digital TVs. This is an example-based quick introduction to this new mark-up language that covers every aspect of the language and is filled with practical techniques and tips for the developer to get started with XHTML.
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  • Paperback | 768 pages
  • 182 x 232 x 56mm | 1,660.14g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 013040005X
  • 9780130400055

Table of contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. Why Bother? Piecing Together the Web Development Puzzle. Stretching HTML to its Limit. XHTML Testimonials. Summary. Summary of URLs Found in This Chapter.2. XHTML = HTML + XML. XHTML: Marrying HTML with XML. The Well-Formed XHTML Document. Three Flavors of XHTML. Understanding Markup Languages. Origins of Markup. Tags and Elements. Following Rules and Establishing Structure. Parsing Particulars. Presenting Style Sheets and DOM. Achieving Massive Scalability. Markup Languages for the Web. HTML. XML. Summary. Summary of URLs Found in This Chapter.3. Wading into XHTML. Introducing XHTML 1.0. Crafting "Strictly Conforming" Documents. Constructing Your XHTML Documents. Giving Your Documents a Basic Structure. Using to Describe Your Documents with Meta Information. XHTML Versus HTML. Differences with HTML. HTML Compatibility Guidelines. Summary. Summary of URLs Found in This Chapter.4. Making XHTML Sing. Sounding off with Audio Files. Popular Web Audio File Formats. Weaving Audio into XHTML Pages. Linking to Audio Files. Creating Background Sounds for Internet Explorer. Embedding Audio Files with 'embed' and 'object'. Embedding Audio into Web Pages Using 'embed'. Embedding Audio into Web Pages Using 'object'. Combining 'embed' and 'object' for Cross-Browser Compatibility. Summary. Summary of URLs Found in This Chapter.5. Making XHTML Dance. Weaving Images into XHTML Pages. Linking to Image Files. Displaying Images Inline Using 'img'. Using JavaScript to Create Banner Ads and Image Rollovers. Creating Background Images and Colors. GIF. PNG. JPEG. JPEG2000 (J2K). Hooking Up Video. Entering the Third Dimension with Browser Plug-Ins and Java Applets. Plugging in Web3D Plug-Ins. Hooking Up 3D Java Applets. Summary. Summary of URLs Found in This Chapter.6. Using Style Sheets to Format and Present Your Pages. Introducing Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Why Bother with Style Sheets? CSS Versions and Browser Support. Creating Style Sheet "Rules" in CSS. Understanding the "Cascade" in CSS. Linking and Importing External Style Sheets. Creating Document-Level Styles. Creating Element-Level Styles. Setting Background Colors and Images. Creating Text and Link Styles. Setting Link Colors. Coloring Headings, Paragraphs, and Other Text. Customizing Fonts. Controlling Page Formatting and Layout. Using Margins to Give Your Content Elbow Room. Summary. Summary of URLs Found in This Chapter.7. Using Scripts to Bring Your XHTML Pages to Life. Introducing JavaScript. Weaving Scripts into Web Pages. Internal Scripts Appear Alongside Markup. Using Comments to Hide Scripts from Older Browsers. Placing Scripts in Document Head. Specifying the Script Language and MIME Type. Managing the Many Versions of JavaScript. Using for Script-ignorant Browsers. External Scripts Reside Outside of Your Page. Inline Scripts Appear inside XHTML Elements. Ready-to-Use Scripts. Dazzling Visitors with Visual Effects. Blinking Colored Text. Fading Background Colors. Creating an Image Slide Show. Preloading Images for Smooth Image Rollover Effects. Animating Layers to Create Background Rain. Weaving Dynamic Sound Elements. Creating Pop-Up Windows for Page and Site Navigation. Enhancing Forms. Summary. Summary of URLs Found in This Chapter.8. Using Forms and Scripts to Create Pages with Smart Input Capabilities. Introducing Forms and the Element. From Springs Forth Forms. Combining Forms and Scripts for Smart Input. Instant Form Field Validation with Events and Regular Expressions. Creating Form Controls with Input Elements. Designing Smart and Secure Data Input Pages. Designing the Toys For Tots Donation Form. "Stitch"ing Together Your Own Bulletproof Form. XForms: The Future of Forms. XForms on the Horizon. XHTML-FML: Charting a Course for Future Forms. Background: The Scenario. No New Browsers = No Evolution. Rethinking "Browser". The Vision. How It Works. Why the W3C Is Helping Us. Given this Magic Technology, Now What? Diving into XHTML-FML in 10 Short Steps. Rolling Your Own Interactive XHTML-FML Forms. Summary. Summary of URLs Found in This Chapter.9. Using Tables to Organize Web Page Data. Using Tables to Organize Data into a Grid of Rows and Columns. Understanding the Importance of Captions, Headers, and Footers. Creating Simple Tables Using and. Describing Tables with the Element and Summary Attribute. Adding Column Headers with. Grouping Rows into Head, Body, and Foot Sections Using. Creating Cells That Span Multiple Rows or Columns. Grouping Columns Using. Looking Good! Customizing the Appearance of Your Tables. Aligning Cell Data Horizontally and Vertically. Tweaking Cell Appearance Using Borders, Frames, and Rules. Adding a Dash of Style to Your Tables Using Css. Summary. Summary of URLs Found in This Chapter.10. Gearing Up for the Rich Media Web. Getting Ready. MPEG-4: A Multimedia Toolkit for Audio, Video, 2D, 3D, and Interactive Content. SMIL Enables TV-Like Multimedia Presentations. Making Sense of Your SMIL Presentation File. Scalable Vector Graphics Deliver 2D Vector Graphics, Images, and Text. Partitioning Screen Real Estate with Frames. Framesets Contain Frames Organized into Rows and Columns. Summary. Summary of URLs Found in This Chapter.11. Where Do We Go From Here? Reflecting on Your New Skills. The Future of Web Publishing with XHTML. Your Next Steps As a Web Guru.Appendix A: XHTML Development Tools. XHTML Development Tools. Stand-Alone XHTML Authoring Tools. HTML Tidy-Enabled Authoring Tools.Appendix B: XHTML Quick Reference. XHTML 1.0 Strict DTD. XHTML 1.0 Transitional DTD. XHTML 1.0 Frameset DTD.Appendix C: Character Encodings. Appendix D: Detailed Code Listing. Appendix E: XHTML Basic and the Wireless Web. Anticipating the Wireless Web and 3G Wireless. Unveiling XHTML Basic 1.0. XHTML Basic W3C Recommendation. W3C's Document Notice and License. Abstract. Status of the XHTML Basic Recommendation. Table of Contents. 1. Introduction. 2. Conformance. 3. The XHTML Basic Document Type. 4. How to Use XHTML Basic. 5. Acknowledgments. A. References. B XHTML Basic Document Type Definition.Index.
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About Aaron E. Walsh

AARON E. WALSH is Chairman of Mantis Development Corporation, a Boston-based development firm specializing in advanced media and network technologies. He is XHTML Liaison to W3C for Web3D, chairman of the Web3D and Motion Picture Experts Group (MPEG) convergence group, and he teaches Internet and Web Application Development at Boston College. An internationally best-selling technology author, his books include Java 3D Jump-Start, MPEG-4 Jump-Start, and Core Web3D (Prentice Hall PTR). DAVE RAGGETT is a primary architect of HTML and has been closely involved with the development of HTML from the early days of the World Wide Web. He is author of the W3C's HTML Tidy, the #1 open source utility for converting HTML pages into XHTML format. While working on this book, Raggett served as the W3C Activity Lead for XHTML and XForms. Today he is W3C Activity Lead for Voice Browsing, working for W3C on assignment from Openwave.
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