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The HTML Reference


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<EM>--Emphasizing Text

<EMBED>
--Embedding Multimedia And Plug-Ins In A Web Page

<FIELD SET>--Grouping Form Elements

<FONT>--Specifying A Font

<FORM>--Creating HTML Forms

<FRAME>--Creating Frames

<FRAMESET>--Creating Frames

<H1> Through <H6>--Creating Web Page Headings

<HEAD>--Creating A Web Page's Head

<HR>--Creating Horizontal Rules

<HTML>--Starting An HTML Page

<EM>--Emphasizing Text

Purpose: Emphasizes text; usually rendered as italics.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Required

Supported: [2, 3, 3.2, 4, IE1, IE2, IE3, IE4, IE5, NS1, NS2, NS3, NS4]

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<EMBED>--Embedding Multimedia And Plug-Ins In A Web Page

Purpose: Lets you embed a plug-in in a Web page to play multimedia inline or anything else a plug-in can do. There are three required attributes: HEIGHT, WIDTH, and SRC.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Optional

Supported: [IE3, IE4, IE5, NS2, NS3, NS4]

Attributes:

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<FIELDSET>--Grouping Form Elements

Purpose: Groups elements in an HTML form.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Required

Supported: [4, IE4, IE5]

Attributes:

Events:

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<FONT>--Specifying a Font

Purpose: Lets you select text size, color, and face. Deprecated in HTML 4.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Required

Supported: [3.2, 4, IE1, IE2, IE3, IE4, IE5, NS1, NS2, NS3, NS4]

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<FORM>--Creating HTML Forms

Purpose: Creates an HTML form; used to enclose HTML controls, like buttons and text fields.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Required

Supported: [2, 3, 3.2, 4, IE1, IE2, IE3, IE4, IE5, NS1, NS2, NS3, NS4]

Attributes:

Events:

<FRAME>--Creating Frames

Purpose: Creates a frame. Use inside the <FRAMESET> element.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Omitted. This element contains no content.

Supported: [4, IE3, IE4, IE5, NS2, NS3, NS4]

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<FRAMESET>--Creating Frames

Purpose: Structures a document using frames. Replaces the <BODY> element and uses the ROWS and/or COLS attribute to set up the frame. Use the <FRAME> element to specify the content and name of individual frames.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Required

Supported: [4, IE3, IE4, IE5, NS2, NS3, NS4]

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<H1> Through <H6>--Creating Web Page Headings

Purpose: Creates a heading in the Web page, like a headline, using bold font and various sizes. <H1> creates the largest text and <H6> the smallest.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Required

Supported: [2, 3, 3.2, 4, IE1, IE2, IE3, IE4, IE5, NS1, NS2, NS3, NS4]

Attributes:

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<HEAD>--Creating A Web Page's Head

Purpose: Contains the head of an HTML document, which holds information about the document, such as its title.

Start Tag/End Tag: Optional/Optional

Supported: [2, 3, 3.2, 4, IE1, IE2, IE3, IE4, IE5, NS1, NS2, NS3, NS4]

Attributes:

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<HR>--Creating Horizontal Rules

Purpose: Draws a horizontal line to separate or group elements vertically.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Omitted. This element contains no content.

Supported: [2, 3, 3.2, 4, IE1, IE2, IE3, IE4, IE5, NS1, NS2, NS3, NS4]

Attributes:

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<HTML>--Starting An HTML Page

Purpose: Starts the HTML document and contains that document surrounding everything else except the <!DOCTYPE> tag.

Start Tag/End Tag: Optional/Optional

Supported: [2, 3, 3.2, 4, IE1, IE2, IE3, IE4, IE5, NS1, NS2, NS3, NS4]

Attributes:

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