The Bottom Line
I don't often like the idea of one size fits all, but if you have to have just one reference on DHTML, this should be your book. It doesn't go into as much detail as more specialized book, but what it covers it covers well.
- Good, up-front, explanations of cross-browser difficulties
- Strong coverage of all the basics of DHTML
- Alphabetical, so easy to use as a reference
- It's huge
- The first section covers how to use DHTML: standards, browsers and what makes things dynamic.
- Section 3 is a complete cross-reference of attributes, properties, methods and event handlers.
- Section 4 has color names, HTML codes, keyboard event values, IE commands, and DTD support.
- There is also a glossary at the back to help you with some of the more complex terms used in DHTML.
- The index makes it easy to look up anything and find it quickly within this large book.
Guide Review - Dynamic HTML 2nd edition by Danny Goodman
Let's get one thing straight, this is not a book you take with you for summer reading, this is a reference manual. This is the book you keep by your computer to look up random facts about the DocumentTraversal object. It's not going to teach you how to design good-looking DHTML pages. And if you don't understand what the DOM is and why you need it for DHTML, then you'll need another book before you get this one. But for those developers who are creating DHTML applications every day, this book will prove invaluable. It covers all the parts of DHTML and explains the browser support for them. It is very comprehensive for an all-in-one book.