Beginning JavaScript with DOM Scripting and Ajax

From Novice to Professional

By Christian Heilmann

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Practical but comprehensive, Beginning JavaScript with DOM Scripting and Ajax is an essential guide for modern JavaScript programming. The book begins with a JavaScript overview, and then builds up your JavaScript toolkit. Later chapters cover symbiotic JavaScript techniques and introduce you to Ajax development.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-680-7
  • 512 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Publication Date: July 12, 2006
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • Print Book Price: $39.99
  • eBook Price: $27.99
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JavaScript is one of the most important technologies on the web. It provides the means to add dynamic functionality to your web pages and serves as the backbone of Ajax-style web development. Beginning JavaScript with DOM Scripting and Ajax is an essential guide for modern JavaScript programming; it’s practical but comprehensive. It covers everything you need to know to get up to speed with JavaScript development and add dynamic enhancements to web pages and program Ajax-style applications.

Experienced web developer Christian Heilmann begins gently by giving you an overview of JavaScriptits syntax, good coding practices, and the principles of DOM scripting. Then he builds up your JavaScript toolkit, covering dynamically manipulating markup, changing page styling on the fly using the CSS DOM, validating forms, dealing with images, and much more. Then he takes you to advanced territory, with a complete case study illustrating how many new JavaScript techniques can work together, plus a great introduction to Ajax development.

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On page 108:

Improper use of the setAttribute() and getAttribute() functions.
For example:
Instead of firstLink.setAttribute('href')='http://www.google.com'
the code should be:
firstLink.setAttribute('href','http://www.google.com');
and so on...