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Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth Edition by Andrew Troelsen

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32.3. The Role of HTML

Once you have configured a directory to host your web application and you have chosen a web server to serve as the host, you need to create the content itself. Recall that a web application is simply a set of files that constitute the functionality of the site. To be sure, many of these files will contain Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) statements. HTML is a standard markup language used to describe how literal text, images, external links, and various HTML controls are to be rendered within the client-side browser.

While it is true that modern IDEs (including Visual Studio 2010) and web development platforms (such as ASP.NET) generate much of the HTML automatically, you will do well to have a working knowledge of HTML ...

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