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"This is an important, and very useful, reference work. If you're working with any web application, you'll need this on your desk. It's a mix of useful info and examples that will help you solve many of your web page layout problems."
--Simon Bisson, PC Plus, Feb 2003

"Another essential reference...especially recommended to those wanting to make the transition to XHTML."
--Major Kearny, Book News, Jan 2003

"A straightforward, user-friendly reference for designing practical, eye-catching web pages for either business or personal websites...truly lives up to its title as being a solid introduction to the basics and a very highly recommended for beginning HTML and XHTML users."
--Bookwatch, Nov. 2002

"Countless web sites contain HTML reference material, but nothing beats the convenience of a book. It is nice to lean back in your chair and thumb through the pages searching for that elusive bit of information to solve a problem. For this reason (and others), I love the latest edition of O'Reilly's 'HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide.' It provides the nitty-gritty details of most every aspect of HTML, as well as additional information on Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and XHTML. However, the best feature may be the handy quick reference card tucked inside the back cover...Buy this book if you want to know HTML."
--Tony Patton , Builder.com, Oct 29, 2002

"As expected, the new edition of O'Reilly's 'HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide' is lean in the good way of teaching clearly, patiently, accurately. And it's rich in the exponential growth it affords the subject from beginner status to expert. With so many basic primers on the essential web language out there, choosing one to learn with is more a matter of personal style than any qualitative difference. If you like to read lots of discrete little sections on every important item, Musciano and Kennedy map out the way to mastery very well. It's not a flashy, colorful journey, but then the quality of writing holds its own very well in sustaining interest and intelligibility."
--Stephen M. H. Braitman, NORTH BAY MULTIMEDIA ASSOCIATION, Nov 2002

"A readable, fast moving and compact book. Those of us with the need for a good reference book certainly appreciate this one. It is also accompanied by a great foldable reference card three pages in size. The reference card comes very handy for reviewing the syntax and options of the various HTML and XHTML tags."
--Miguel Sepulveda, LinuxFocus.org, April 2002

"When they say 'definitive' they're not kidding. Definitive is defined as 'clearly defined or formulated' and that's just what this is."
--Linda Roeder, Personal Web Pages, About.com

"lucid, in-depth descriptions of the behavior of every HTML tag on every major browser and platform, plus enough dry humour to make the book a pleasure to read."
--Edward Mendelson, PC Magazine, April 23, 2002

"As always O'Reilly didn't disappoint me by bringing to us 'HTML & XHTML' by Chuck Musciano and Bill Kenney. It is a readable, fast moving and compact book. Those of us with the need for a good reference book certainly appreciate this one. It is also accompanied by a great foldable reference card three pages in size."
--Miguel A. Sepulveda, linuxfocus.org, Jan 2001

"a comprehensive, easy to follow explanation of XHTML and how it serves as the bridge between HTML and XML...Because the audience for this book is so broad and interest in the topic at all levels is strong, it would be a good addition to public or academic libraries, large and small. However, a library that circulates the book may soon find itself charging a lost item fee, because it can become an indispensable reference in a remarkably short period of time."
--Molly Ives Brower, Internet References Services Quarterly, Vol 6, no. 1, 2001