Chapter 1. HTML and XHTML Basics

HTML and XHTML Basics

In this chapter you will learn to:

  • ✓ Understand HTML and XHTML.

  • ✓ Select a tool for creating Web pages.

  • ✓ Open a Web page in Notepad.

  • ✓ Preview a Web page in Internet Explorer.

  • ✓ Make, save, and view changes.

Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is the basic programming language of the World Wide Web. It’s the common thread that ties together virtually every Web site, from large-scale corporate sites like Microsoft’s to single-page classroom projects at the local grade school.

Don’t let the phrase "programming language" intimidate you. Creating a Web page with HTML is much simpler than writing a computer program in a language ...

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