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Webmaster in a Nutshell (In a Nutshell (O'Reilly))
Webmaster in a Nutshell (In a Nutshell (O'Reilly))
von Stephen Spainhour
Preis: EUR 28,53

4.0 von 5 Sternen 2nd Ed now has HTML4, CSS + XML, but missing Perl Quick Ref, 7. Januar 2000
As an avid fan of the first edition, I was delighted to discover that the second edition covered HTML4, Cascading Style Sheets, XML and the new JavaScript functions.
The book excells as a quick reference to these and virtually all other webmaster areas, including Apache server configuration, CGI variables and much more. You just can't beat it. It replaces half a dozen books costing thirty or fourty quid each!
Once you've grasped the basics of HTML and JavaScript, this may well be the only reference book you ever need.
Now on to the nitpicking... and why I only gave it 4 out of 5 stars.
I was exceptionally disappointed to see that the Perl Quick Reference that I had been so fond of in the first edition had now been replaced with a mere overview of the cgi.pm module; and that a quick reference to the PHP scripting language appeared to have taken Perl's place.
Yes, I have other Perl references. Heck, I've *already* got the Perl Pocket Reference, Perl In A Nutshell and Linux In A Nutshell (which includes a Perl Quick Ref). But that's not the point.
The second edition, like the first, sells itself as the only book you'll keep on your desktop (as opposed to on your shelf). Sorry, but with the Perl Quick Ref missing, this just isn't true anymore. Perl is the number one CGI programming language and the number one quick fix language. Whatever you want to do, you can rattle up a quick and dirty Perl solution in seconds. PHP just isn't up in that category. I need a Perl Quick Reference on my desk at all times.
I just don't understand the decision to cut the Perl Quick Ref, since it only took up a dozen pages or so. It was as vital to any half decent webmaster as the HTML or JavaScript sections.
O'Reilly, *please*, put back the Perl Quick Ref and earn yourself the full five stars.

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