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Web Technology: Theory and Practice by M. Srinivasan

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Client-Side—HTML

Chapter Objectives:

  • Understand the origin of markup languages

  • Get to know the basics of the basics of the web—HTML

  • Experiment with a few HTML tags

We have so far seen the standard means of communication among computers over the web (using HTTP). We have also seen its characteristics like being stateless and being platform-neutral, for instance. Correspondingly, in the telecommunications industry, what has been discussed so far is quite like having all the telecom cables laid out along with switches and exchange system working together. But then, how do humans communicate amongst themselves. We still require a medium or a standard that both parties can understand, which is a language like English.

However, communication ...

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