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17.2. Cleaning Up After Your HTML Editor
Although you can create and edit HTML/XHTML documents with a text
editor, such as vi or Notepad, most HTML authors use an application that
is designed for creating web pagesseveral are free of charge, many offer
a free evaluation period, and most are available for download over the
Web. Be forewarned, though; in our experience, you will rarely (if ever)
be able to create a web document from one of these editors without hav-
ing to inspect, add to, edit, and sometimes even repair the source HTML
that the editor generates. The following sections discuss a few things that
you should know about and watch out for.
17.2.1. Where Did My Document Go?
One of the first things you will notice is that many of the HTML editors
automatically introduce into your document markup that you did not ex-
plicitly select or write. Remember this very simple HTML document that
we started with in Chapter 2 ?
<title>My first HTML document</title>
<h2>My first HTML document</h2>
Hello, <i>World Wide Web!</i>
<!-- No "Hello, World" for us -->
Greetings from<br>
<a href="">O'Reilly Media</a>
Composed with care by:
<cite>(insert your name here)</cite>
<br>&copy;2000 and beyond
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