F.1. Introduction

Welcome to the world of opportunity created by the World Wide Web. The Internet is now three decades old, but it was not until the Web became popular in the 1990s that the explosion of opportunity that we are still experiencing began. Exciting new developments occur almost daily—the pace of innovation is unprecedented by any other technology. In this appendix, you will develop your own Web pages.

This appendix begins unlocking the power of Web-based application development with XHTML—the Extensible HyperText Markup Language. The next appendix introduces more sophisticated XHTML techniques, such as tables, which are particularly useful for structuring information from databases (i.e., software that stores structured sets of data). ...

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