The purpose of this first lesson is to help you understand what tools you need to effectively work in this class. I will also explain what tools are already provided. I recommend that you read though this lesson thoroughly so that you will understand how to use the available tools in this class.
Making the simplest script work sometimes can take a lot of time and patience. When you get to the point that you just cannot figure out what you have done wrong, the best thing to do is to post your script on your web site and email me using the link you will find in the Help section of the menu that is on every lesson page. Please make sure that you furnish me enough information that I can understand exactly what you problem is.
Covers Netscape 4.0 - 4.05
Covers Netscape 4.06+ and 4.5+
Covers Internet Explorer 5
I will post my solutions for the script assignments in each lesson. Understand that all of the script assignments will have more that one satisfactory solution and that yours might be a better approach than mine.
Netscape and Microsoft determined that displaying this dialog box every time a error occurs is annoying to most people and thus is releasing their newer version browsers with this feature off by default. The affected browsers are:
Setup instructions for Netscape 4.06+ and Netscape 4.5+
Setup instructions for Internet Explorer 5
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