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Not quite up to the quality of earlier publications
on 5 November 2013
This 5th edition only deserves three stars as it is missing the tag headers at the top of each page. These are used to show what tag is first used on that page. Earlier editions worked like a HTML dictionary, with tag names stated in the top corner of each page. This edition is missing those so finding information is a lot harder than it should be.
The content itself is still good quality. HTML 5 has introduced a bunch of new tags and this book clearly notes which ones are not compatible with HTML 4.01. All the tags are well presented, clearly explained and most examples are adequate. To my dismay, there are no longer any colour codes listed at the back. Believe it or not, I do use those.
If O'Reilly can get the page headers back, then this book would deserve four and a half stars out of five.