• Learning HTML/Java

    From Frank@VERT/THEDARKC to All on Friday, September 09, 2005 20:33:00
    Can anyone make a recomendation on some reading material or something a
    *NOVICE* HTML user can check into to try and better understand HTML script
    language.

    If I am ever going to have a chance of doing anything with Synchronet-32
    I'm going to have to hit the books or remain stranded in 16 bit land.

    Thanx in advance
    Frank


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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Frank on Friday, September 09, 2005 18:56:29
    Re: Learning HTML/Java
    By: Frank to All on Fri Sep 09 2005 08:33 pm

    Can anyone make a recomendation on some reading material or something a
    *NOVICE* HTML user can check into to try and better understand HTML script
    language.

    If I am ever going to have a chance of doing anything with Synchronet-32
    I'm going to have to hit the books or remain stranded in 16 bit land.

    If you want to learn JavaScript, I recommend the O'reilly "Rhino" book: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/jscript4/

    Or you can use the free online JavaScript guide and references here: http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Core_JavaScript_1.5_Guide http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Core_JavaScript_1.5_Reference

    Of course, JavaScript is not the *only* HTML scripting language. And JavaScript is used in Synchronet for much more than just HTML generation, but getting familiar with JavaScript is a good thing, for sure, for any Synchronet sysop.

    digital man

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    Oysters can change genders back and forth.

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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to Digital Man on Saturday, September 10, 2005 14:21:00
    Digital Man wrote:
    If you want to learn JavaScript, I recommend the O'reilly "Rhino" book: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/jscript4/

    Or you can use the free online JavaScript guide and references here: http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Core_JavaScript_1.5_Guide http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Core_JavaScript_1.5_Reference

    Of course, JavaScript is not the *only* HTML scripting language. And JavaScript
    is used in Synchronet for much more than just HTML generation, but getting familiar with JavaScript is a good thing, for sure, for any Synchronet sysop.

    Just to to toss in a few other resources... I like the JavaScript Bible as a starting book myself...

    JS Bible: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0764557432
    note: don't bother with the "Gold" edition, the beginning chapters in
    that version are only on the cd, get 5th edition, and if you want more,
    get the gold edition then..

    Also a really good javascript documentation is the MS 5.1 docs for JScript, which is essentially the same thing, with the exception of the ActiveXObject that is MS specific, it's probably the best reference for JS imho.

    http://www.theroughnecks.net/jsdoc.exe
    Yeah, it is windows only, I think there is a CHM viewer for gnome now,
    but not sure how hard it is to get working. MS combined all the script
    help into one big help now, this version is from before the merge, it
    is generally really easy to find what I am looking for in here.

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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to Tracker1 on Saturday, September 10, 2005 14:27:00
    Tracker1 wrote:
    Also a really good javascript documentation is the MS 5.1 docs for JScript, which is essentially the same thing, with the exception of the
    ActiveXObject that is MS specific, it's probably the best reference for
    JS imho.

    Note, this doesn't cover some of the newest stuff in SpiderMonkey (the version of JavaScript used by Synchronet).

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  • From Rockford@VERT/ROCKFORD to Frank on Sunday, September 11, 2005 09:01:00

    Can anyone make a recomendation on some reading material or something a
    *NOVICE* HTML user can check into to try and better understand HTML script
    language.

    Check out http://www.w3schools.com/
    or
    http://rockford.yi.org/links/links.html

    Jim


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