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Disappointing on initial look through
on 3 January 2012
This book was pre ordered in late spring 2011 and after several delays arrived in December 2011. My initial flick through filled me with dismay and came close to returning the book as being incorrectly advertised.
After all a newly published book on the subject, in 2011, has to contain the latest information hasn't it? To quote from the Amazon Product Description
In the introduction and "the scoop on HTML 5" it says its HTML 5 is still not a formalised standard and the author will say when the HTML4 elements are not used in HTML5. One example I have found the book does not deal with the new methods that HTML 5 uses for Video at all, but only the older method could be found under the heading of multimedia ( I did some research during the protracted wait).
At the start of the initial CSS chapter, the Author states that where ever CSS is mentioned she is referring to CSS 2.0. I flicked through and did not spot CSS 3.0 only CSS. An in depth read may uncover it.
A comparison table of differences was expected but as yet I have not found one.
Whilst the content is good in itself, I don't believe it is as advertised in the Product Description in relation to HTML5 and CSS 3, hence the 1 star.