Document Object Model : Processing Structured Documents
||Author: Joe Marini|
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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media (24 July, 2002)
Sales Rank: 273,481
Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
Great DOM coverage with excellent examples!
This book rightfully deserves 5 stars. Is it revolutionary in the sense of "unleashing" DOM? No. If you love reading HTML documentation you can get pretty much the same scope at the W3C site (which the author himself acknowledges). It is more of a wake-up call for web developers.
The ideas presented in the book are very elegant which makes them very valuable. The author explains subtle and obvious differences in the DOM support as implemented by different browser vendors. It has been of great help in my work since I read this book.
Part III alone ("Practical Uses of the DOM") is worth the time and money for its real-life applications of DOM!
Rating: 5 out of 5
Finally a DOM book!
The DOM these days is available in a multitude of programming languages and environments. Not so many people have the knowledge to properly handle the topic, moving back and forward across different languages and implementations, Joe Marini is definitely one of the few. As a matter of fact this is the first book ever available on the subject, and long awaited one! Joe covers much more than just DOM programming for browsers and the books contains a few gems like coverage of Xerces, Dreamweaver's API, generic DOM algorithms and a dedicated chapter on the future of DOM. A must have for anyone doing sophisticated client-side programming for web browsers, this book will be also very useful to anyone dealing with the DOM in any other environment
Rating: 5 out of 5
Scholarly work on an advanced topic
The book starts with some solid theory and explanation of the DOM API, but quickly moves to some practical examples, such as some useful debugging tools, and some HTML interface components (popup menus, in-place list editing) which will get you off on the right foot thinking about how you can implement your own interface elements. That's really the strongest aspect of the book -- getting you to think in new ways.
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