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|Every now and then a product comes along to keep you organized. This
is a big task for many web developers I know, including myself. There are
myriad of resources available for little or no cost via the World Wide
Web, but it's nice to reach for a thorough quick reference in one book.
It seems my cluttered desk is becoming uncluttered. This is what you have
when you purchase WebMaster in a Nutshell, Deluxe Edition (1st Edition
September 1997; 1-56592-305-7; 374 pages, $69.95, Includes CD-ROM &
The book has five main parts. The first part of the book deals with HTML. It covers HTML syntax and reference information on creating tables and frames. It also gives a complete list of the Color names and values as well as the syntax for character entities.
The second part is a reference for CGI and includes Perl and Windows flavors. This is great resource for web programmers who ask the question "What's the environment variable for. . ."
The third part is an overview of HTTP, which is the protocol used for the World Wide Web. Included are definitions of the famous Server Response Codes (like "404 Not Found").
For more information on any of the topics covered in the book, I have to look no further than the CD-ROM. I own previous versions of some of the books, so having an updated edition is nice. For once I can stop looking through my binders and asking myself "Now, which one did I see that in?"
Find WebMaster in a Nutshell, Deluxe Edition at your bookstore or computer outlet. I have seen it for up to 25% off at some places. Add it to your library. You'll find that your copy gets as "dog-eared" as mine in a short time.