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3.3. Tags and Attributes

For the most part, tags—the markup elements of HTML and XHTML—are simple to understand and use, since they are made up of common words, abbreviations, and notations. For instance, the <i> and </i> tags tell the browser respectively to start and stop italicizing the text characters that come between them. Accordingly, the syllable "simp" in our barebones example above would appear italicized on a browser display.

The HTML and XHTML standards and their various extensions define how and where you place tags within a document. Let's take a closer look at that syntactic sugar that holds together all documents.


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