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3.0 out of 5 stars Should be called HTML 5 and JAVASCRIPT, 27 Sep 2013
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HTML 5: Up and Running is an entertaining and informative read, although only about 200 pages long and full of code snippets in PHP and Javascript. It's barely hinted at in the precis. In fairness, the examples are reasonably easy to understand, but there's almost no explanation of the syntax of these other languages. I guess the assumption is that if you are already proficient in HTML, then you've probably topped that up with some Javascript learning in the period prior to getting this book.

Something reading this book reveals, is that the there's more to learn about the context in which the new HTML 5 tags work than there is about the new tags themselves. An obvious example is the simplicity of the <video> tag and the complexity of audio and video codecs, MIME types, bit rates and cross-browser compatibility. The author has dug around on the web for utilities and work-arounds and that's what swathes of this book are about.

It's worth noting that XHTML has been abandoned for several years, which may come as a big surprise and disappointment to some people. O'Reilly's current Definitive Guide to HTML and XHTML won't be updated until July 2014, at which point XHTML will be dropped from the title.
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