Appendix E. Resources
This appendix contains lists of books
and online resources that cover many of the topics discussed in this
book. The appendix is divided into four sections:
- Client-tier resources
- Middle-tier resources
Web server, web technology, and PHP resources. In particular, we
include pointers to third-party PHP development tools, an
introduction to the PHP libraries, and open source projects.
- Database-tier resources
Database theory, SQL, and DBMS-specific resources.
- Security and cryptography resources
Software installation resources are listed at the end of Appendix A.
E.1. Client Tier Resources
More information on HTML, the
that web browsers support can be found in the following resources:
The W3C web site http://www.w3.org has links to many of the
web standards, including HTML 4 (http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/), Cascading Style
Sheets, XML, and XHTML. The HTML validator—which was used to
validate all examples in this book—can be found at http://validator.w3.org.
The HTML Writer's Guild (HWG) is an organization
that provides many useful resources to web developers, including
links to lists of browser features and HTML validators. Trial
membership is free for the first year. The HWG web site is
HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide, C.
Musciano and B. Kennedy (O'Reilly). This book is a
comprehensive guide to writing HTML web pages, and covers HTML 4
features including Cascading Style Sheets.
Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide, E.
A. Meyer (O'Reilly). Besides presenting the CSS
material with many examples and case studies, this book provides a
CSS support chart that shows which browsers support which features.
(O'Reilly). Provides an in-depth reference to
intermediate audience who can program and understand the requirements
The original cookie specification was developed by Netscape and can
be found at http://www.netscape.com/newsref/std/cookie_spec.html.
XHTML 1.0 Recommendations can be found from the W3C site at
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