What You Should Already Know
This book assumes you have some basic background, including
Date objects, predefined functions, and statement syntax.
Occasionally this book tells you where to find things in the user interface of Netscape Navigator. In these cases, the book describes the user interface in Navigator 4.0. This interface may be different in earlier versions of the browser.
This book uses uniform resource locators (URLs) of the form
In these URLs, server represents the name of the server on which you run your application, such as
www; domain represents your Internet domain name, such as
uiuc.edu; path represents the directory structure on the server; and file
.html represents an individual filename. In general, items in italics in URLs are placeholders and items in normal monospace font are literals. If your server has Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) enabled, you would use
https instead of
http in the URL.
This book uses the following font conventions:
The monospace font is used for sample code and code listings, API and language elements (such as function names and class names), filenames, pathnames, directory names, HTML tags, and any text that must be typed on the screen. (
Monospace italic font is used for placeholders embedded in code.)
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