Dot Net magazine recently asked a number of web workers to name three books that they consider web designers and developers should read. They then compiled the results into a list of 25 books.

I was surprised to see that DOM Scripting was listed at number five. After all, the book was published six years ago. But as David Edward Clark recently remarked on Twitter:

Finished DOM Scripting for 2nd time in 5 years. Nice to see it on netmag top 25. One of the few programming books thats aged well.

I think its longevity is due to a deliberate choice I made to avoid mentioning specific browsers as much as possible. There are still one or two points in the book where I make reference to this or that issue with some particular version of Internet Explorer but for the most part the book focuses purely on the standards rather than implementations. I guess that’s pretty unusual in a book about about a client-side programming language.

Posted by Jeremy on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 5:28pm


It’s a great book. I hope for a sequel to first book. I agrees to Eward Clark: "One of the few programming books thats aged well."

# Posted by Gustaf on Thursday, November 17th, 2011 at 2:17pm

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