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JavaScript® Bible, Seventh Edition by Paul Novitski, Danny Goodman, Tia Gustaff Rayl, Michael Morrison

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Introduction

This seventh edition of the JavaScript Bible represents knowledge and experience accumulated over fifteen years of daily work in JavaScript and a constant monitoring of newsgroups for questions, problems, and challenges facing scripters at all levels. Our goal is to help you avoid the same frustration and head-scratching we and others have experienced through multiple generations of scriptable browsers.

While the earliest editions of this book focused on the then-predominant Netscape Navigator browser, the browser market share landscape has changed through the years. For many years, Microsoft took a strong lead with its Internet Explorer, but more recently, other browsers that support industry standards are finding homes on users' computers. The situation still leaves an age-old dilemma for content developers: designing scripted content that functions equally well in both standards-compliant and proprietary environments. The job of a book claiming to be the "bible" is not only to present both the standard and proprietary details when they diverge, but also to show you how to write scripts that blend the two so that they work on the wide array of browsers visiting your sites or web applications. Empowering you to design and write good scripts is our passion, regardless of browser. It's true that our bias is toward industry standards, but not to the exclusion of proprietary features that may be necessary to get your content and scripting ideas flowing equally well on today's ...

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