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Laying the Foundation: The Basic Structure of a Web Page 18 Page Pitfalls If you find that Netscape stubbornly refuses to update your edited page, give Netscape a kick in the pants by exiting the program and then restarting it. Alternatively, hold down the Shift key and click the Reload button. 5. In Netscape 6, select File, Open File (or press Ctrl+O) and then use the Open File dialog box. To reload, select View, Reload, or Ctrl+R. Lather. Rinse. Repeat steps 2 and 3. Note that after the file is loaded in the browser, you need only choose the program's Reload command to see the effects of your changes. d. Tag Daze--Understanding HTML's Tags As I mentioned earlier, the magic of the web is wrought by browser programs that read text files and then decipher the HTML nuggets that you've sprinkled hither and thither. These HTML tidbits are markers--called tags --that spell out how you want things to look. For example, if you want a word on your page to appear in bold text, you surround that word with the appropriate tags for boldfacing text. In general, tags use the following format: <TAG>The text to be affected by the tag</TAG>