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The Web sites listed in the preceding sections are a great source of information. Sometimes, though, you just have to send a message to a real live person and ask a point-blank question. Newsgroups can be a great timesaver, especially when it comes to researching specific how-to’s and known bugs.
To access newsgroups, you need to have a news server defined. Generally, you set up both a Web server and a news server as part of the browser installation and configuration process, but you can always add news support later.
To participate in a user group, by viewing other peoples’ messages or by posting your own, you need to switch from surfing the Web to perusing the news. To do this, choose WindowOMail & Newsgroups from the Navigator menu or ToolsOMail and NewsORead News if you’re an Internet Explorer fan.
For detailed instructions on configuring your browser software to access newsgroups, check with your browser provider (in other words, contact technical support at Microsoft or Netscape) or check out a good book on the topic, such as The Internet For Dummies, 9th Edition, by John R. Levine, Carol Baroudi, and Margaret Levine Young (Wiley Publishing, Inc.).
Collectively, newsgroups are known as Usenet. For more information about newsgroups — including where to find news, how to write effective posts, and even how to create your own — visit
^ Get answers to HTML questions answered here:
^ Microsoft’s public scripting newsgroup focuses on JScript tips and questions:
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In This Chapter
^ Catching typographical errors ^ Fixing unmatched pairs
^ Putting scripting statements between HTML tags ^ Nesting quotes incorrectly ^ Treating numbers as strings ^ Treating strings as numbers ^ Finding logic errors
Check out this book’s companion CD to see the sample listings scattered throughout this chapter. I’ve named the files after the listings so you can find them easily. For example, you can find Listing 16-1 in the file list1601.htm.
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