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The HTML Reference



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<Q>--Displaying Short Quotations

<RT>--Creating Ruby Text

<RUBY>--Creating Rubies

<S> And <STRIKE>--Striking Text Out

<SAMP>--Displaying Sample Program Output

<SCRIPT>--Creating A Script

<SELECT>--Creating A Select Control

<SERVER>--Running Server-Side JavaScript Scripts

<SMALL>--Creating Small Text

<SPACER>--Controlling Horizontal And Vertical Spacing

<SPAN>--Formatting Inline Text

<STRONG>--Strongly Emphasizing Text

<STYLE>--Using Embedded Style Sheets

<SUB>--Creating Subscripts

<SUP>--Creating Superscripts

<TABLE>--Creating A Table

<TBODY>--Create A Table Body When Grouping Rows

<TD>--Creating Table Data

<TEXTAREA>--Creating Text Areas

<TFOOT>--Create A Table Foot When Grouping Rows

<TH>--Creating Table Headings

<THEAD>--Create A Table Head When Grouping Rows

<TITLE>--Giving A Web Page A Title

<TR>--Creating A Table Row

<TT>--Creating "Teletype" Text

<Q>--Displaying Short Quotations

Purpose: Displays a short, inline quotation.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Required

Supported: [4, IE4, IE5]

Attributes:

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<RUBY>--Creating Rubies

Purpose: Creates a ruby, which is a content pair of text and annotation or caption.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Required

Supported: [IE5]

Attributes:

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<RT>--Creating Ruby Text

Purpose: Creates ruby text (the annotation/caption).

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Optional

Supported: [IE5]

Attributes:

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<S> And <STRIKE>--Striking Text Out

Purpose: Displays text in strikethrough style. Deprecated in HTML 4.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Required

Supported: [3, 4, IE1, IE2, IE3, IE4, IE5, NS3, NS4]

Attributes:

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<SAMP>--Displaying Sample Program Output

Purpose: Styles text as sample program output; usually rendered in a monospace font.

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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<SCRIPT>--Creating A Script

Purpose: Embeds a script, such as those written in JavaScript, JScript, or VBScript in a Web page. This element is usually included in a page's head, except when the script writes to the Web page, in which case it should go into the page's body.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Required

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

Attributes:

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<SELECT>--Creating A Select Control

Purpose: Displays a select control, much like a drop-down list box.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Required

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

Attributes:

Events:

<SERVER>--Running Server-Side JavaScript Scripts

Purpose: Embeds server-side scripts in a Web page. You use this element instead of <SCRIPT> for server-side scripts.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Required

Supported: Not applicable

Attributes:

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<SMALL>--Creating Small Text

Purpose: Renders text in a smaller font than the current default.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Required

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

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<SPACER>--Controlling Horizontal And Vertical Spacing

Purpose: Gives you more control over horizontal and vertical spacing.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Omitted. This element does not contain any content.

Supported: [NS3, NS4]

Attributes:

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<SPAN>--Formatting Inline Text

Purpose: Selects inline text to let you apply styles.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Required

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

Attributes:

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<STRONG>--Strongly Emphasizing Text

Purpose: Emphasizes text strongly; usually rendered in bold.

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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<STYLE>--Using Embedded Style Sheets

Purpose: Creates styles.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Required

Supported: [3, 3.2, 4, IE3, IE4, IE5, NS4]

Attributes:

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<SUB>--Creating Subscripts

Purpose: Styles text as a subscript.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Required

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

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<SUP>--Creating Superscripts

Purpose: Styles text as a superscript.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Required

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

Attributes:

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<TABLE>--Creating A Table

Purpose: Creates a table; encloses elements like <CAPTION>, <TR>, <TH>, <TD>, <COLSPAN>, <COL>, <THEAD>, <TBODY>, and <TFOOT>.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Required

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

Attributes:

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<TBODY>--Create A Table Body When Grouping Rows

Purpose: Creates a table body when grouping rows. You can use multiple table bodies, each of which can be separated visually when you use the FRAMES and RULES attribute of the <TABLE> element.

Start Tag/End Tag: Optional/Optional

Supported: [4, IE3, IE4, IE5]

Attributes:

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<TD>--Creating Table Data

Purpose: Specifies the data for a table cell. Used inside the <TR> element.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Optional

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

Attributes:

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<TEXTAREA>--Creating Text Areas

Purpose: Creates a text area, much like a two-dimensional text field.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Required

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

Attributes:

Events:

<TFOOT>--Create A Table Foot When Grouping Rows

Purpose: Creates a table foot when grouping rows.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Optional

Supported: [4, IE3, IE4, IE5]

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<TH>--Creating Table Headings

Purpose: Creates a table heading; just like table data, but usually bold and centered vertically and horizontally.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Optional

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

Attributes:

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<THEAD>--Create A Table Head When Grouping Rows

Purpose: Creates a table head when grouping rows.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Optional

Supported: [4, IE3, IE4, IE5]

Attributes:

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<TITLE>--Giving A Web Page A Title

Purpose: Contains the title of the HTML document, which will appear in the Web browser's title bar and is used by search engines to refer to the document. Each <HEAD> element should include a <TITLE> element.

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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<TR>--Creating A Table Row

Purpose: Creates a row in a table; encloses <TH> and <TD> elements.

Start Tag/End Tag: Required/Optional

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

Attributes:

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<TT>--Creating "Teletype" Text

Purpose: Displays text in a monospace "teletype" font.

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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