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The Definitive Guide to HTML5 by Adam Freeman

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C H A P T E R  3

Getting Started with HTML

Every developer knows at least something about HTML. It has become all-pervasive in recent years, and the chances are good that you have at least seen some HTML, even if you have never needed to write any. In this chapter, I am going back to the basics of HTML to make sure you get the fundamentals right—beginning with what HTML is for and how it works. I'll define the basic terminology HTML uses and show you some of the core HTML elements that pretty much every web page uses.

As its name suggests, HTML is a markup language. This markup takes the form of elements applied to content, typically text. In the following sections, I'll explain the different aspects of HTML elements, explain how you can configure ...

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