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Older editions emphasized Netscape over Explorer, as Netscape had more market share. This edition has almost completely purged this emphasis, and instead focused on standards-compliance for cross- browser scripting. With the proliferation of implementations, it is no longer practical for one book to document every quirk and workaround associated with all browsers. Focusing instead on specifications instead of implementations makes this book easier to read with a longer shelf-life, and your scripts more portable and maintainable.
The book is huge, some 916 pages long. In order to accommodate all the new material Flanagan omitted reference pages for the trivial properties of objects. Everything is covered in the object reference page, just not twice as before. Flanagan has left out some non-cross-platform features, like Netscape's nifty .jar ARCHIVE source file attribute, which is not supported by Internet Explorer.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2. OTHER VOICES: Deconstructing: Orbitz.com, Information Architecture, Book Excerpt: Perl for Web Site Management
* Deconstructing: Orbitz.com
A user-friendly travel site demonstrates the advantages of good planning and coordination. Also helps to have good prices. http://www.internetworld.com/magazine.php?inc=120101/12.01.01decon.html Internetworld, Dec. 1, 2001
* Information Architecture
Explores the origins of the phrase "information architecture" and what it means to be an info architect. http://www.gslis.utexas.edu/~l38613dw/readings/InfoArchitecture.html UT Austin, Feb. 2001
* Book Excerpt: Perl for Web Site Management
Learn to do everyday tasks on your Web site using Perl - even if you have no programming background. Whether you're a developer, a designer, or simply a dabbler on the Web, this is the hands-on introduction to Perl you've been waiting for. An excerpt from Chapter 8: "Parsing Web Access Logs. http://wdvl.internet.com/Authoring/Languages/Perl/Manage/ WDVL.com, Dec. 4, 2001
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***********************************************************adv.*** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3. NET NEWS: Boeing redesigns Web site, KPMG's DHTML, VeriSign: Are you the master of your domain?, Microsoft Research Offers Peek Into Future
* Boeing redesigns Web site
* KPMG's DHTML
Speaking of redesigns, seen KPMG.com lately? The company that designed their site for Razorfish claims an "innovative use of DHTML" as one of the highlights of the site. The "innovative" DHTML is a rectangular cursor follower that just slows down the page and doesn't add anything to ease of use. Now those DHTML menus, that's another story :) Also see the don't-link-to-us story. http://www.camworld.com/ http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,48874,00.html http://www.kpmg.com/ Camworld.com, Dec. 5, 2001
* VeriSign: Are you the master of your domain?
VeriSign on Thursday plans to introduce services that help guard companies' brands online, diversifying its own revenue in the face of a potential lag in its Internet registrar business. http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,5100375,00.html ZDNet, Dec. 6, 2001
* Microsoft Research Offers Peek Into Future Trends of faster processors, abundant memory, and massive storage are providing the framework to support systems that work more intimately with people, from sorting your e-mail, to speaking in your own voice, to providing Star Trek holodeck-quality graphics sooner than you might think. http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,74206,00.asp PC World, Dec. 6. 2001
That's it for this week, see you next time.
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