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HTML 5 Document Structure and Semantics

HTML, THE HYPERTEXT MARKUP language, has its origin in other markup languages that were used by publishers to format text pages. Years ago, for example, people using word processing software actually placed special codes within their documents to turn on bolding, italics, underlining, and so on. HTML 5 continues HTML’s ties to document formatting by adding tags that devices can use to specify attributes for various document-based structures, such as headers, footers, figures, captions, sidebars, and more. In addition, HTML includes several tags that provide meaning, which ...

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