Dynamic HTML The Inaccurate Reference,
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Guide: The Definitive Reference (Classique Us) (Taschenbuch)
The purpose of a book such as this is to instruct readers in how to apply DHTML to design of web pages. As such, accuracy of information presented and examples given is absolutely critical.
Too often the information presented is a best misleading, and at worst just plain wrong. To cite a specific example consider Figure 4-5 and the associated HTML code on page 71. The author implies that this simple element positioning will work in both Netscape 4+ and Internet Explorer 4+. Yes in so far as it goes for that example exactly as written. But just try something as simple as duplicating the same code twice on a single web page (changing tag ids of course so the tag ids are not repeated) and see what happens in Netscape!
This is just one specific example of many I found where the author states or implies that a certain procedure will work for both browsers, but in fact unpredictable problems or failures will arise. This sort of error is deadly for a book that purports to be the definitive reference.