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"JavaScript: The Definitive Guide deals with one of the most fashionable and fast-growing subjects in modern programming - JavaScript language. And although it is developing at the speed of a rocket, the book covers the latest state of the various language versions. The first part of the book is an excellent JavaScript manual and the second - is a detailed reference source on JavaScript functions, objects and its methods and event handlers. The book is very useful for programmers and web authors of all levels of experience. For beginners it is the best manual on JavaScript.

"Even if you do not know any programming language you can use this book to make efficient dynamic web pages. What experienced programmers will find here is a comprehensive reference with information specific to various versions of JavaScript and brief examples. Advanced topics chapters contain important material to help you become a JavaScript expert. Throughout the book you can find excellently commented expressive examples that are not so long as to become tiresome.

"This edition covers JavaScript versions realized in Netscape Navigator 2.0 and 3.0 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 and has special chapters describing a compatibility of various versions and an appendix introducing you to the next JavaScript version 1.2 in Navigator 4.0. One of advantages of the book is that it explains how you can control Java applets from JavaScript and vice versa - invoke JavaScript code from Java applets.

"A special chapter provides an overview of security issues in JavaScript. The author explains the steps you have to take to plug security holes in Navigator 2.0 and the new security model in Navigator 4.0. The appendices contain a list of encountered bugs, differences between JavaScript versions, HTTP Cookies specification and other helpful information. I think this book will be highly valued by all web programmers."

--The COOK Report on Internet, July-August 1997 (http://cookreport.com/)