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bad about the errors in Book HFS

 
Eshu San
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I personally feel very bad abt the errors some of which are very blunder like the one in mentioned in the errata page: "<http-methods> if the element is absent then all the methods are allowed";This is the correction given in the errata page.But this statement is entierly opposite to that given in the HFS book.I really wonder how there can be such a blunder.

There are new aspirants to javatechnology who when read this book are going to get educated wrongly..im really afraid of them.I donot know if it's the mistake of the authors of the book or the publication's mistake ..the end result affects the followers of your book among which some are blindly following this book for the SCWCD exam without even referring to the spec.

Im posting this , as this issue really concerns me very much...
 
Sudhakar Guntaka
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hi Eshu,
it is not that much easy to write a book of over 800 pages without errors. we are humans and not machines for doing a work with "0" mistakes. i think this is their first publication and is not that much easy to publish with out any single error. we the readers have to suggest authors so that they will correct those mistakes in their coming publications.
anyway its nice to comeup with mistakes and made others to know.

cheers,
Sudhakar.
 
Justin Krettabull
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Learn how to speak English so we can understand what you are complaining about.
 
Bahadar Khan
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Eshu,

Your complain is fair enough. When somebody buys the books he/she is not expected to visit websites after reading every topic about the correctness of the contents. Specially when you get wrong answers marked as correct this is really deep. One can expect spelling/grammatical mistakes in big volume books but not the contents!

Though I am real admirer of this series of book ( as you can see from one of my review on Amazon about HFS book ) and its authors are very lovely people who provide a wonderful help on these pages but with frequent mistake in the book that help seems more like 'after-sale-service'. But the thing is that we cannot ignore somebody's genuine complain. And What is wrong, is wrong.

If O'reilly is really interested in helping learners they must publish the confirmed errata and it should be available on book stores free of charge. So that one must be able to mark and correct the mistakes in the book already purchased.


regards,
-Bahadar
 
devika cha
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can u tell more specifically about the problem and what is correct concept.

thank u.
 
VP Jain
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Hi Eshu San,

Did u go thru the book, i think if u had gone thru the book
u would not have come up with this critisim...., because the authors
clearly state to have the Servlet Spec,JSP spec and JSTL spec and
they quote the page numbers of the spe in some of the mock test at
the end of every chapter.


The authors encourage the readers to go thru the spec.I think they are
doing a wonderful job.I admit there are mistakes in the book,but
u are critising too hard on them, which i feel is bad.
 
David A. Willis
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VPJAIN,

I disagree about the authors encouraging students to go through the specifications. In fact, on pg. xxvi, the book states (emphasis mine):

You should have a copy of the specs, ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED THEM IN ORDER TO PASS THE EXAM.

This suggests to me that one doesn't need to read the specs, because everything you need to know about the SCWCD exam is in the book. If the questions in the Mock Exam for Chapter 5 are any indication, this is patently false. There is nothing in HFS discussing notification order of registered listeners, yet there was a question in the mock exam regarding it. I got on myself because I thought I wasn't paying attention while working through the chapter, but it turns out that there's nothing in or before chapter 5 containing this information.

In my mind forcing a student to read through the actual specification, while one of the most effective ways to understand the specification, defeats the whole purpose of having a "Brain Friendly" study guide. The material they are forcing students to read is exactly the kind of material the guide rails against.

While I'm disappointed, I do have to say I find this text very helpful when they DO talk about a particular subject. I just hope they talk about enough so that just reviewing small sections of the specification will suffice.
 
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