Complete Idiot's Guide to
Part 1: What's It All About?
Chapter 1: Coffee? In My Computer? I Prefer Decaf...
Chapter 2: Navigator and Explorer: The World Wide Web on a Caffeine High
Part 2: Let's Get Jivin'
Chapter 3: Tag...You're It!
Chapter 4: Off and Running...With Someone Else's Help
Chapter 5: Objects, Names, and Literals
Chapter 6: Operators and Expressions
Chapter 7: Making a Statement
Chapter 8: Conjuction Junction, What's a Function?
Chapter 9: An Eye on Events
Chapter 10: How Much Is That Object in the Window?
Chapter 11: Mapping and Tracking: Locations and Histories
Chapter 12: The Document Shuffle
Chapter 13: Fiddling with Forms and Emulating Events
Chapter 14: Navigating with Navigator
Chapter 15: "Array" (A Ray) of Organization
Chapter 16: Image-ine That!
Chapter 17: Care for a Cookie?
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Part 4: Scripting the Whole Bean
Chapter 18: Script Example 1: Hello World!
Chapter 19: Script Example 2: Random Chatter
Chapter 20: Script Example 3: Which Way Do We Go?
Chapter 21: Script Example 4: Loan Calculator
Chapter 22: Script Example 5: BlackJack
Chapter 23: Script Example 6: Creating an eZine
Chapter 24: Script Example 7: Welcome Back!
Chapter 25: What to Do When It Won't Work: Debugging Your Scripts
Chapter 26: Ideas
Chapter 27: Stepping Up to Straight Java
Appendix B: Speak Like a Geek: The Complete Archive
Coffee? In My Computer? I Prefer Decaf...
In This Chapter
❍ How HTML got a boost from CGI
❍ Java takes CGI one step farther
Extending the Web
In the "old days" of the World Wide Web (three whole years ago), there were two ways to get information (also
called content) to the user. The primary way was through HTML (HyperText Ma