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HTML Basics

HTML is made up of a series of tags. Tags start with "<" and end with ">" (ex. <TABLE>). Now for the dissection of an HTML tag. <TABLE WIDTH="100%" HEIGHT=100 BORDER=1> TABLE is the tag name and WIDTH, HEIGHT, BORDER are attributes. Attributes can be listed in any order but the tag name must come first. Some tags require a closure by calling the tag with a / before the tag name (ex. </TABLE>).

Now that we have learned the basic tag structure lets go over a little proper form.

<HTML>
<HEAD>
<TITLE></TITLE>
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
</HEAD>
<BODY>
</BODY>
</HTML>

We start with the <HTML> to identify the page format as HTML. The <HEAD> statement declares stuff for the header of the document. The title is one of the components of the header. The title is entered between <TITLE>tags. The <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">Represents the format of the data in the document. The <BODY> statement is where content displayed goes.

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