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HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide, 6th Edition by Bill Kennedy, Chuck Musciano

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The Grammar

The grammar is a composite of the HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.0 standard tags and special extensions to the language as currently supported by the popular browsers.

The rules are in alphabetical order. The starting rule for an entire document is named html_document.

[a]
[b]
[c]
[d]
[e]
[f]
[g]

a_content [a]

::=

heading

 

|

text

a_tag

::=

<a>

  

{a_content}0

  

</a>

abbr_tag

::=

<abbr> text </abbr>

acronym_tag

::=

<acronym> text </acronym>

address_content

::=

p_tag

 

|

text

address_tag

::=

<address>

  

{address_content}0

  

</address>

applet_content

::=

{<param>}0

  

body_content

applet_tag

::=

<applet> applet_content </applet>

b_tag

::=

<b> text </b>

basefont_tag

::=

<basefont> body_content </basefont>

bdo_tag

::=

<bdo> text </bdo>

big_tag

::=

<big> text </big>

blink_tag

::=

<blink> text </blink>

block

::=

{block_content}0

block_content

::=

<isindex>

 

|

basefont_tag

 

|

blockquote_tag

 

|

center_tag

 

|

dir_tag

 

|

div_tag

 

|

dl_tag

 

|

form_tag

 

|

listing_tag

 

|

menu_tag

 

|

multicol_tag

   
 

|

nobr_tag

 

|

ol_tag

 

|

p_tag

 

|

pre_tag

 

|

table_tag

 

|

ul_tag

 

|

xmp_tag

blockquote_tag

::=

<blockquote> body_content </blockquote>

body_content

::=

<bgsound>

 

|

<hr>

 

|

address_tag

 

|

block

 

|

del_tag

 

|

heading

 

|

ins_tag

 

|

layer_tag

 

|

map_tag

 

|

marquee_tag

 

|

text

body_tag

::=

<body>

  

{body_content}0

  

</body>

caption_tag

::=

<caption> body_content </caption>

center_tag

::=

<center> body_content </center>

cite_tag

::=

<cite> text </cite>

code_tag

::=

<code> text </code>

colgroup_content

::=

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