Well it had to happen at some point, someone who adequately named himself/herself “Anonymous Coward” left a single-star review on Amazon about my book. My apparent discretion? I appear to have incorrectly stated that comments in JavaScript are the same as Java, C, and Perl. The commenter correctly points out that Perl comments begin with a pound sign (#). I went back and re-read the section in question, and alas, there is the mistake. I know what I was thinking when I wrote it…I was thinking PHP but wrote Perl.

Hey, I’m human, I can admit I made a mistake. And I suppose if that’s the one thing this person hated in my book, then I’m doing pretty damn well. I just think it’s pretty lousy to beat up my Amazon rating because of such a small error. It’s not like I said that Netscape is the dominant browser and C code can be accessed from JavaScript.

Those who know me know that I’m very open to criticisms and corrections. But if there’s an error in the book, please either contact me or file an incident with Wrox to report the error. In this way, I can make sure that the appropriate notices get posted on the Wrox Web site and that if there’s a second edition, I can fix the problem.

Disclaimer: Any viewpoints and opinions expressed in this article are those of Nicholas C. Zakas and do not, in any way, reflect those of my employer, my colleagues, Wrox Publishing, O'Reilly Publishing, or anyone else. I speak only for myself, not for them.

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