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Ajax Starter Kit by Phil Ballard

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2. Writing Web Pages in HTML

In this lesson we introduce HTML, the markup language behind virtually every page of the World Wide Web. A sound knowledge of HTML provides an excellent foundation for the Ajax applications discussed in later lessons.

Introducing HTML

It wouldn’t be appropriate to try to give an exhaustive account of HTML (Hypertext Markup Language)—or, indeed, any of the other component technologies of Ajax. Instead we’ll review the fundamental principles and give some code examples to illustrate them, paying particular attention to the subjects that will become relevant when we start to develop Ajax applications.

What Is HTML?

The World Wide Web is constructed from many millions of individual pages, and those pages are, in general, ...

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