HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide by Chuck Musciano

By Chuck Musciano

This vintage O'Reilly bestseller covers each section of HTML & XHTML intimately, explaining how each one aspect works and the way it interacts with different components. With 1000s of examples, this publication exhibits readers the best way to create powerful web content and the way to grasp complex good points like Cascading variety Sheets.

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The paragraph tag adds more vertical space after the line break than either the

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tags. [9] Give yourself a star if you knew that

even exists. [8]With XHTML,
's start and end are between the same brackets:
. htm (3 of 5) [2/6/2002 10:47:36 ] Text (HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide, 4th Edition) get into the habit of adding that end-mark. [9]The paragraph end tag is being used more commonly now that the popular browsers support the paragraph-alignment attribute. 2. Headings Besides breaking your text into divisions and paragraphs, you also can organize your documents into sections with headings.

Any element used to control the appearance or style of text is inserted in the current line of text. This includes basic font style tags like (bold text) and document linkages like (hypertext anchor). Avoid, where possible, the breaking of a URL onto two lines. Add extra newline characters to set apart special sections of the source document, for instance, around paragraphs or tables. The task of maintaining the indentation of your source file ranges from trivial to onerous. Some text editors, like Emacs, manage the indentation automatically; others, like common word processors, couldn't care less about indentation and leave the task completely up to you.

Quick Start Tools for the Web Designer (HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide, 4th Edition) Copyright © 2002 O'Reilly & Associates. All rights reserved. htm (3 of 3) [2/6/2002 10:47:31 ] Quick Start (HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide, 4th Edition) HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide, 4th Edition Chapter 2. Quick Start Contents: Writing Tools A First HTML Document Embedded Tags HTML Skeleton The Flesh on an HTML or XHTML Document Text Hyperlinks Images Are Special Lists, Searchable Documents, and Forms Tables Frames Style Sheets and JavaScript Forging Ahead We didn't spend hours studiously poring over some reference book before we wrote our first HTML document.

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