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Appendix G. Resources

This appendix contains lists of books and online resources that cover many of the topics discussed in this book. The appendix is divided into four sections:

Client-tier resources

HTML, XML, XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript resources

Middle-tier resources

Web server, web technology, and PHP resources

Database-tier resources

Database theory, SQL, and DBMS-specific resources

Security and cryptography resources

More information on security, authentication, and privacy

Client Tier Resources

More information on HTML, the related topic of CSS, JavaScript, and directions in the standards that web browsers support can be found in the following resources:

  • The W3C web site http://www.w3.org has links to many of the web standards, including HTML 4.01 (http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/), Cascading Style Sheets, XML, and XHTML. The HTML validator—which is linked into the bottom of each of the pages of the online winestore—can be found at http://validator.w3.org.

  • The HTML Writer's Guild (HWG) is an organization that provides many useful resources to web developers, including links to lists of browser features and HTML validators. Trial membership is free for the first year. The HWG web site is http://www.hwg.org.

  • HTML and XHTML: The Definitive Guide, C. Musciano and B. Kennedy (O'Reilly). This book is a comprehensive guide to writing HTML web pages. It covers HTML 4 features, including Cascading Style Sheets.

  • Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide, E. A. Meyer (O'Reilly). Besides presenting ...

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