Unit 5.1. Basic HTML Concepts

The Difference Between a Web Page and a Web Site

What is a Web Page?

A Web page is a hypertext (HTML) document contained in a single file. It is simply a plain text document that can be any length, although display of most Web pages usually extends to no more than two or three screens. All codes (HTML tags) are entered into the document as ordinary text.

Text editors such as word processors use binary-level formatting and embed this formatting in their text documents. When you mark some text as boldface in a word processing document, you don’t see the actual computer code that causes the text to appear or print in boldface; instead, the formatting instructions are stored at the binary level. This is not the case ...

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