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I first learned HTML in 1996 and haven't really studied it since about 1999; I have an HTML 4.01 reference but I find that a lot of the tags I'm used to using are deprecated.

I'm wondering if this book would be good as a review to sort of bring myself up to the current standard, or should I look at something a little more advanced?††I already know HTML and CSS, just really old versions of them.
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This would be a good choice. You've hit on the key: so much has changed since '99 in terms of deprecated tags.

On the other hand, if you want a little less step by step and maybe a little more reference material, you might look at another Wrox option, the Web Standards Programmers Reference.
http://www.wrox.com/WileyCDA/WroxTit...764588206.html

Since you already know some essentials about what web pages are, how HTML works, this might be more to your liking. Plus if you get to the point where you need to do more than just HTML/CSS, it's got some good coverage to get started with for JavaScript and other common languages in use a lot on the web now.

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 This would be a good choice. You've hit on the key: so much has changed since '99 in terms of deprecated tags.

On the other hand, if you want a little less step by step and maybe a little more reference material, you might look at another Wrox option, the Web Standards Programmers Reference.
http://www.wrox.com/WileyCDA/WroxTit...764588206.html

Since you already know some essentials about what web pages are, how HTML works, this might be more to your liking. Plus if you get to the point where you need to do more than just HTML/CSS, it's got some good coverage to get started with for JavaScript and other common languages in use a lot on the web now.

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Jim, that's exactly the kind of thing I was looking for. Thanks!

BTW, amazon.co.uk does not stock this book; might want to look into that since it's the first stop for a lot of shoppers in the UK! Compman.co.uk does carry it, so that's where I'll be getting it.

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Thanks for the tip on amazon.co.uk. I'll ask our marketing staff and Wiley UK office to look into that. I didn't know there were any current Wiley or Wrox titles that amazon.co.uk didn't carry. I learn new things every day.

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Talk about deprecated tags and refreshers! I have a book about HTML that was made around 1999. I learnt it a few years ago, not realizing that so much was outdated. This year, I decided to pick up on the current flow and bought a new book - Beginning HTML, XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript, by Jon Ducket. Looking at all the deprecated tags that I was used to shocked me!
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