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The HTML Reference




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<MAP>--Creating Client-Side Image Maps

<MARQUEE>--Displaying Text In A Scrolling Marquee

<MENU>--Deprecated List

<META>--Giving More Information About Your Web Page

<MULTICOL>--Creating Columns

<NOBR>--Avoiding Line Breaks

<NOEMBED>--Handling Browsers That Don't Handle Embedding

<NOLAYER>--Handling Browsers That Don't Handle Layers

<NOSCRIPT>--Handling Browsers That Don't Handle JavaScript

<OBJECT>--Placing An Object Into A Web Page

<OL>--Creating Ordered Lists

<OPTGROUP>--Creating A Select Control Item Group

<OPTION>--Creating A Select Control Item

<P>--Creating Paragraphs

<PARAM>--Specify A Parameter

<PRE>--Displaying Preformatted Text

 

<MAP>--Creating Client-Side Image Maps

Purpose: Creates an image map specification, encloses <AREA> elements that define the shapes in the image map. Pass the name of this map to the <IMG> element's USEMAP attribute.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Required

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

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<MARQUEE>--Displaying Text In A Scrolling Marquee

Purpose: Displays scrolling text in a "marquee" style.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Required

Supported: [IE2, IE3, IE4, IE5]

Attributes:

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<MENU>--Deprecated List

Purpose: Creates a menu list; usually rendered as an unordered list. Deprecated.

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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<META>--Giving More Information About Your Web Page

Purpose: Includes "metadata" about your Web page consisting of keywords for search engines, refresh rates for client pull, and more. Metadata is passed as name/value pairs like this: NAME="DESCRIPTION", VALUE="Western view of the Alps", or HTTP-EQUIV="REFRESH" CONTENT="5".

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Omitted This tag takes no content.

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

Attributes:

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<MULTICOL>--Creating Columns

Purpose: Breaks text into columns.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Required

Supported: [NS3, NS4]

Attributes:

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<NOBR>--Avoiding Line Breaks

Purpose: Tells the browser not to break text into separate lines.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Required

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

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<NOEMBED>--Handling Browsers That Don't Handle Embedding

Purpose: Displays text (including hyperlinks) or HTML that doesn't use embedded components. For browsers that don't handle the <EMBED> element.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Required

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

Attributes:

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<NOLAYER>--Handling Browsers That Don't Handle Layers

Purpose: Exposes text and/or HTML in browsers that don't handle layers.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Required

Supported: [NS4]

Attributes:

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<NOSCRIPT>--Handling Browsers That Don't Handle JavaScript

Purpose: Used to add HTML for browsers that don't use JavaScript or other scripting languages.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Required

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

Attributes:

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<OBJECT>--Placing An Object Into A Web Page

Purpose: Embeds objects, such as ActiveX controls in Web pages. Can also handle the tasks of the <APPLET>, <EMBED>, <BGSOUND>, <SOUND>, and <IMG> elements.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Required

Supported: [4, IE3, IE4, IE5]

Attributes:

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<OL>--Creating Ordered Lists

Purpose: Creates an ordered list. You use this element to surround <LI> list items.

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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<OPTGROUP>--Creating A Select Control Item Group

Purpose: Groups selection list choices into a hierarchy.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Required

Supported: [4]

Attributes:

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<OPTION>--Creating A Select Control Item

Purpose: Specifies a list item in the list of a SELECT control.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Optional

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

Attributes:

Events:

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<P>--Creating Paragraphs

Purpose: Formats text into a paragraph and adds space before the paragraph.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Optional

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

Attributes:

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<PARAM>--Specify A Parameter

Purpose: Supplies parameters to the object specified by the enclosing <OBJECT> or <APPLET> element.

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

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

Attributes:

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<PRE>--Displaying Preformatted Text

Purpose: Tells the browser that the enclosed text is preformatted and should not be reformatted.

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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