Javascript: The Definitive Guide Sixth Edition

Hello, I'm looking for a good reference book and the sixth edition of Javascript: The Definitive Guide keeps popping up. I jhave just one question ... What browsers does this book cover in the reference section? I'm looking for a book that indicates support for IE, Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera in some type of "browsers supported" section...
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  • Hi Larry,

    Thanks for writing us about JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, and I'm sorry for the delay in getting back to you. The reference section, Part 4: Client-Side JavaScript Reference, does not include a supported browsers section.

    Earlier parts of the book do discuss browser support, particularly in Part 2: Client-Side JavaScript. The section that I think is most relevant to what you're looking for is the section on Compatibility and Interoperability.

    From this section:
    The first step in addressing compatibility issues in client-side JavaScript is to be aware of what those issues are. The web browser release cycle is about three times as rapid as the release cycle for this book, which means that this book cannot reliably tell you which versions of which browser implement which features, much less describe the bugs in or the quality of implementation of the features in various browsers. Details like this are best left to the Web.


    On this page, the book includes a list of online resources where you may be able to find the most up to date browser support information.

    I've included links to preview this book on Safari Books Online, and you can also preview the book at http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596805531/preview#preview.

    I hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Rachel James
    O'Reilly Media
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    Rachel,

    Thank you ... I never even considered continuous browser release dates so I guess my requirements were a little unreasonable...
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