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Figure 3.11
Using classes and
Save your file embedded3.html and test it in a browser. Your page should look similar
to the image shown in Figure 3.11. The student files contain a sample solution at
Chapter3/embedded3.html. Notice how the class and id styles are applied.
3.7 The Div and Span XHTML Elements
The <div> and <span> XHTML elements are used along with CSS to format page
areas. The block-level <div> element configures a section or division on a Web page
with a line break above and below. Use the <div> tag when you need to format a sec-
tion that is separated from the rest of the Web page by line breaks. The <div> element
is also useful to define a section that contains block-level elements, such as <p> ,
<blockquote> , <ul> , <ol >, and even other <div> elements within it. In Chapter 6 you
will see how <div> elements are used to configure a page layout with CSS.
In contrast, the <span> element defines a section on a Web page that is not physically
separated from other areas by line breaks. Use the <span> tag if you need to format an
area that is contained within another, such as within a <p> , <blockquote> , <li> , or
<div> element.
You will experiment with the <div> and <span> elements in this Hands-On Practice.
First, you will place the navigation area within a <div> element. Next, you will config-
ure a new class to format the company name when displayed within the text on the
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