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Hey Edddie,

Your meticulous reading of the text and sample code is greatly appreciated. If and when there is a second printing, I'll make sure to address each of these findings. I was surprised the link to wroxjavascript.com was still in there. Oh well! Thanks for posting these! Keep them coming.

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Hi Alexei,

Like Eddie, I've found the errata-submission mechanism for Wrox books to be very hard work, but I've started to use it and have submitted a couple of minor typos. I'll persist with the 'official' mechanism, but if I find lots more I might append them to this thread or start my own!

KR

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Agreed. It does seem difficult. If you get totally frustrated, just post the errata here and I will make sure if there is a second edition that these changes are included.

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Default Errata in chapters 1 - 3

Here are some errata & apparent inconsistencies I've found while reading chapters 1 - 3.

p.28 html code sample has extra '>' character at end of line 3, giving invalid html syntax.

p.35 first para, line 2 'Youe' should be 'You'.

p.41 first para, line 4 ends with a '?' character - maybe should be ':'

p.41 'case sensitivity' section, first line, 'is a' should be 'is'.

p.51 first para, line 2, 'references' should probably be 'referenced'.

p.51 Figure 3-1, left hand side, 'null' and 'undefined' start with a lower case letter, but in many subsequent places (listed below) they start with an upper case letter. This is confusing if you're trying to understand how the language works at a basic level. Either they're 'null' and 'undefined' types, or they're 'Null' and 'Undefined' types, and the book should be consistent.

p.51 Figure 3-1, right hand side, 'Objects' should probably be 'Object' which is the type that the other reference types inherit from. There's no such type as 'Objects'. Alternatively, 'Object' should appear in the list.

p.54 table at bottom of page, left hand column: 'Null' and 'Undefined' - should they start with lower case letters (depending on the answer for Figure 3-1 on page 51 above) or not? Is this just the word processor automatically capitalising them as the first word in a 'sentence'?

p.56 two tables at bottom of page, left hand column, same query about 'Null' and 'Undefined' capitalisation consistency with Figure 3-1 on page 51.

p.57 table at top of page, left hand column, same query about 'Null' and 'Undefined' capitalisation as for p.56.

p.57 'composite to primitive conversion' section, first line, 'covert' should be 'convert'.

On the plus side, my early impressions about this book are good, and I like the conscientious style in which it's written. Looking forward to reading the rest of it.

KR

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Thanks for the amazing level of detail. If there is a second edition I'll include all of this.

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