Conventions Used in This Book
The following typographical conventions are used in this book:
- Plain text
Indicates menu titles, menu options, menu buttons, and keyboard
accelerators (such as Alt and Ctrl).
Indicates new terms, function names, method names, class names, event
names, package names, layer names, URLs, email addresses, filenames,
file extensions, pathnames, and directories. In addition to being
italicized in the body text, method and function names are also
followed by parentheses, such as setInterval( ).
- Constant width
Indicates code samples, movie clip instance names, symbol names,
symbol linkage identifiers, frame labels, commands, variables,
attributes, properties, parameters, values, objects, XML tags, HTML
tags, the contents of files, or the output from commands.
Constant width bold
Shows commands or other text that should be entered literally by the
user. It is also used within code examples for emphasis, such as to
highlight an important line of code in a larger example.
- Constant width italic
Shows text that should be replaced with user-supplied values. It is
also used to emphasize variable, property, method, and function names
referenced in comments within code examples.
The second color is used to indicate a cross-reference within the
This icon signifies a tip, suggestion, or general note.
This icon indicates a warning or caution.
The thermometer icons, found next to each hack, indicate the relative
complexity of the hack: