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XML and Java™ from scratch by Nicholas Chase

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Walking Before We Run: HTML and XHTML

The best way for us to see immediate results is to look at a markup language with which you might be familiar, Hypertext Markup Language, or HTML. To do that, we're going to take a look at one of ChaseWeb Furniture's vendors, Crazy Marge's Bed Emporium. But before we do, let's look at some of the basics of HTML.

HTML was developed as a way for different users and software programs to understand enough about a document to display it properly. For instance, if I were to type

<center>Crazy Marge's Bed Emporium</center>

virtually any Internet browser would understand that the text information between the open tag (<center>) and the close tag (</center>) was to be centered on the page.

In essence, that's all ...

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