Chapter 12. Editing and Using Tag Libraries

Tag libraries are Dreamweaver’s personal dictionary of the tags included in each language it supports. Just like a spell-checker consults a dictionary of acceptable words, Dreamweaver consults its tag libraries to keep track of such things as which tags are known HTML, which of these require a closing tag, and what browsers support each tag. Tag libraries are not well documented within Dreamweaver’s help files, and they have some surprising features that aren’t immediately apparent.

Many tools discussed in Chapter 11, such as the Tag Chooser, the Tag Inspector panel, the Quick Tag editor, Code Rewriting, HTML/XHTML cleanup, and the Hints menus, all consult Dreamweaver’s tag libraries when inserting, formatting, ...

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