HTML and CSS Reference
tent's meaning, such as separating time, abbreviations, and super-
scripts from adjacent content or providing emphasis, importance, or
other differences to the normal prose. These will be discussed in detail
• Tabular data elements: Data that would be appropriate to display in
a spreadsheet would likely be marked up using the rows and columns
of the table and related elements.
• Form elements: These include the text fields, drop-down menus,
check boxes, and other elements for gathering user input in web forms.
These will be discussed in detail in Chapter 4 .
• Embedded content elements: These include external media embed-
ded into a web page such as video, audio, a bitmap drawing surface,
or third-party plug-ins such as Adobe Flash content. These will be dis-
cussed in detail in Chapter 5 .
• Interactive elements: These include inherently interactive elements
that require no further scripting.
Before diving into these groups, we'll cover two areas that apply to all the elements:
the global attributes that apply to all HTML elements and “content model categories,”
the often overlapping grouping that the HTML specification uses to categorize elements
relative to each other. Let's get to it!
provides powerful tools for utilizing the core functionality available in HTML, such as