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HTML Manual of Style: A Clear, Concise Reference for Hypertext Markup Language (Including HTML5), Fourth Edition by Larry Aronson

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Chapter 1. HTML and the Web

HTML: THE LANGUAGE OF THE WEB

A BIT OF WEB HISTORY

HYPERTEXT CONTENT AND ONLINE MEDIA

UNIFORM RESOURCE LOCATORS (URLS)

WEB BROWSERS AND SERVERS

THE WEB BESTIARY

HTML5 AND WEB STANDARDS

DO WE ALL HAVE TO LEARN HTML5 NOW?

HTML is the framework of the Web. This chapter describes how the Web works and provides a bit of Web history for context. You will learn about the client/server architecture of the Web and how it is hyperlinked. I’ll present the Web Bestiary of acronyms and definitions and discuss the philosophy and implications of HTML5.

Although this chapter is about the Web and HTML, it actually contains very little HTML. If you want to get right into learning the HTML language, skip this chapter and go to the next. ...

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