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3.2. Structure of an HTML Document
HTML and XHTML documents consist of text, which defines the content
of the document, and tags, which define the structure and appearance of
the document. The structure of an HTML document is simple, consisting
of an outer <html> tag enclosing the document: [*]
[*] The structure of an XHTML document is slightly more complicated, as we detail in Chapter 16 .
<title>Barebones HTML Document</title>
This illustrates, in a very <i>simp</i>le way,
the basic structure of an HTML document.
Most documents have a head and a body , delimited by the <head> and
<body> tags. The head is where you give your document a title and where
you indicate other parameters the browser may use when displaying the
document. The body is where you put the actual contents of the docu-
ment. This includes the text for display and document-control markers
(tags) that advise the browser how to display the text. Tags also refer-
ence special-effects files, including graphics and sound, and indicate the
hotspots (hyperlinks and anchors) that link your document to other doc-
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