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[JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, 3rd ed]
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JavaScript: The Definitive Guide

David Flanagan, & Dan Shafer

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  Paperback, 3rd ed., 728pp.
ISBN:    1565923928
Publisher:    O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
Pub. Date:    January 1998

The third edition of this definitive reference covers the latest version of JavaScript--JavaScript 1.2--as supported by Netscape Navigator 4.0. This book can be used to help users create dynamic, interactive, web-based applications that are powered by JavaScript.

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JavaScript: The Definitive Guide provides a thorough description of the core JavaScript language and its client-side framework, complete with sophisticated examples that show you how to handle common tasks like validating form data, working with cookies, and creating cross-browser dynamic content. The book also contains an in-depth reference section that covers every core and client-side JavaScript function, object, method, property, constructor, and event handler. HTML authors can use this book to learn how to build dynamic web pages with JavaScript. Experienced programmers can quickly find the information they need to start writing JavaScript programs. This book is an indispensable reference for all JavaScript programmers, regardless of experience level.
Table of Contents:
1 Introduction to JavaScript 1
I Core JavaScript 25
2 Lexical Structure 27
3 Data Types and Values 34
4 Variables 52
5 Expressions and Operators 63
6 Statements 87
7 Functions 111
8 Objects 126
9 Arrays 153
10 Pattern Matching with Regular Expressions 165
11 Further Topics in JavaScript 181
II Client-Side JavaScript 205
12 JavaScript in Web Browsers 207
13 Windows and Frames 228
14 The Document Object Model 256
15 Events and Event Handling 284
16 Forms and Form Elements 300
17 Dynamic HTML 315
18 Saving State with Cookies 334
19 Compatibility Techniques 343
20 LiveConnect: JavaScript and Java 355
21 JavaScript Security 382
III Reference 403
Index 751
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