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Chapter 17. Understanding Web Authoring > Extensions: Love 'Em!, Hate 'Em!

Extensions: Love 'Em!, Hate 'Em!

HTML is standardized so that any Web browser can read any Web documents—sort of.

Here's the deal: All modern browsers support all of HTML 4, a well-established set of tags set by the committees that oversee Internet standards. Standardization is good because it provides Web authors with a way to ensure that most browsers can read what they publish. Because any browser can understand and interpret all the HTML 4 tags, authors need only stick within the confines of those tags to ensure that their pages are accessible to the biggest possible online audience.


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