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ASP.NET Developer's JumpStart by Ken Getz, Paul D. Sheriff

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HTML Basics

Under the covers, the Web uses the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) to send information to Web browsers. This common markup language can be used by any browser, on any computer. When you request a response from a Web page, you're getting back an HTML stream, consisting of text “marked up” with HTML elements as tags. If you're going to generate your own Web pages, you need to have at least a basic understanding of HTML and how it renders in the browser.

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Yes, you can get by without really understanding anything about HTML, and our guess is that most readers already have a reasonable grasp of HTML. However, a basic knowledge of HTML can be important, because ASP.NET generates HTML both at design time and at runtime, and your development ...

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