Anyway, let me try and complement that review with my opinions and takes. AdvancEd DOM Scripting is for those who have dabbled some with DOM scripting, have gotten hooked, or at least curios enough, and want to delve deeper. The chapters are:
1. Do It Right with Best Practices
2. Creating Your Own Reusable Objects
3. Understanding the DOM2 Core and DOM2 HTML
4. Responding to User Actions and Events
5. Dynamically Modifying Style and Cascading Style Sheets
6. Case Study: A Photo Cropping and Resizing Tool
7. Adding Ajax to the Mix
8. Case Study: Enabling Asynchronous File Uploads with Progress Indicators
9. Using Libraries to Increase Productivity
10. Adding Effects to Enhance User Experience
11. Mashups Galore! Using APIs to Add Maps, Searching, and Much More
12. Case Study: Style Your select with the DOM
Read those chapter names carefully; taste them for a little while. Come to think of it, aren't those topics basically everything you need to know and more to create compelling and modern web sites? And isn't at least three of them hitting the nail on the head on what you wanted to learn, but haven't had time for yet?
The criticism (from others)
Roger mentioned some spelling errors, but I was more amused by great names like "fuction" (still trying to figure out what that actually means :-)), than disheartened.
(maybe I should shut up about this, since I and a colleague was actually comparing who had the longest (but as optimized as possible, of course) regular expression the other day...)
What's great about his book
Who is this book for?