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Oracle Web Applications: PL/SQL Developer's Intro by Andrew Odewahn

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A Whirlwind Tour

Although somewhat artificial, it’s useful to draw a distinction between text and content when talking about HTML documents. For example, in HTML, you can create a list of items. These items might be simple text, but they can also be HTML tags, such as hyperlinks.

The following sections present some common tags you will need to build the content of your user interfaces. They are listed here with their functions:

Structural tags

Delineate the part of an HTML document (head, body, comments) to which the content belongs.

Text formatting tags

Change the size and appearance of the text within a document.

Content flow tags

Delineate line and paragraph breaks within a document.

Anchor tags

Create links within a document to other documents on the Web.

List tags

Create a variety of useful formats for listing content more effectively.

Table tags

Break the normal vertical flow of a document to present content information in a grid of columns and rows.

Form tags

Create various types of input structures to facilitate user interaction with the site.

Structural Tags

All useful documents, whether large or small, have structures that organize the information they contain. For example, a book begins with a table of contents that provides an overview of the topics covered. These topics are divided into self-contained chapters, each with its own structure, including headings and subheadings. Finally, a book ends with an index that provides a much more granular view of the ...

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