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After years of using spacer GIFs, layers of nested tables, and other improvised solutions for building your web sites, getting used to the more stringent standards-compliant design can be intimidating. HTML and XHTML Pocket Reference is the perfect little book when you need answers immediately.

<para>Jennifer Niederst-Robbins, author <emphasis>Web Design in a Nutshell</emphasis>, has revised and updated the fourth edition of this pocket guide by taking the top 20% of vital reference information from her Nutshell book, augmenting it judiciously, cross-referencing everything, and organizing it according to the most common needs of web developers. The result is a handy book that offers the bare essentials on web standards in a small, concise format that you can use carry anywhere for quick reference.</para> <para><emphasis>HTML and XHTML Pocket Reference</emphasis> features easy-to-find listings of every HTML and XHTML tag, and every Cascading Style Sheet value. It's an indispensable reference for any serious web designer, author, or programmer who needs a fast on-the-job resource when working with established web standards.</para>

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Average Rating: 4.25 out of 5 rating Based on 4 Ratings

"Nice quick read for good recap" - by Hozefa on 15-APR-2013
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Nice and quick read to recap the basics of HTML tags. Get a good overview of new HTML tags and attributes.

Highly recommend it, if wanting to do a recap of the basics.

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"Very useful and quick reference" - by bill20871 on 23-AUG-2012
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A combination of a complete, alphabetically sorted list of tags along with functional groupings.  The complete, sorted list is the most useful part and is missing from most other HTML books.  Very useful as a quick reference for a tag that you are not familiar with.

This is my primary HTML quick reference.

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"HTML & XHTML" - by jamaicacaper on 01-JUL-2010
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I am what I would call an advanced novice at html. This is a great reference book & I would give it 5 stars were it not for an inconsistency in the correct doctype for 4.01 strict, which is stated with 2 slightly different formulas. On page 4 and p. 35 as well, of the 4th Edition, the SECOND LINE of the HTML 4.01 Strict doctype declaration includes the following phrase:
"/HTML4.01/strict.dtd"
but in the example on page 3 under "HTML 4.01 Document Structure," the words in the second line are the following:
"/html4/strict.dtd" (the ".01" is missing).
This apparently matters because my web page would not validate with the w3c validator with a stated reason that the "4.01/strict" is not correct in the second line of the doctype.
Thank you.

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