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Embedded Tags

You probably noticed right away, perhaps in surprise, that the browser displays less than half of the example source text. Closer inspection of the source reveals that what’s missing is everything that’s bracketed inside a pair of less-than (<) and greater-than (>) characters. [Section 3.3.1]

HTML and XHTML are embedded languages: you insert their directions, or tags, into the same document that you and your readers load into a browser to view. The browser uses the information inside those tags to decide how to display or otherwise treat the subsequent contents of your document.

For instance, the <i> tag that follows the word “Hello” in the simple example tells the browser to display the following text in italics.[6] [Section 4.5]


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