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What is HTML tag - Definition

An HTML tags consists mainly of words containing angles bracketed and >. HTML elements may be created using tags. Web browsers can read HTML code from bottom to top and left to right. HTML document and their attribute can be created and presented by HTML Tag. HTML tags have different characteristics. A browser must distinguish HTML from the plain text on a web page. One of the first web browsers that utilizable HTML tags were internet explorer.

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What is HTML tag - Definition

HTML (HyperText Markup Language) tags are a term in web browsers that must format web pages. Nearly all tags include two parts: the openings and the closings. Among them is one of the opening tags. Note the closing text of the tag consists of the exact text as the closing tag and also features a backward-slash character (/. ).

HTML4 variations on the web page.

The HTML protocol was introduced to the world wide web very quickly. There were no clear rules during its early years. Although its creators initially considered HTML content as a semantic language containing no information on its contents, practical use forced several presentational elements in the language. The most recent guidelines surrounding HTML elements reflect efforts to address the often chaotic nature of the language.

What are basic HTML tags?

Examples of one of the common HTML tags in use are:

<!DOCTYPE> doctype declaration - defines the document type

<html> Defines an HTML documents

<head> Contains metadata/information for the document

<title> Defines a title for the document - opening tag

<body> Defines the document's body

<h1> to <h6> Defines HTML headings

<p> Defines an open paragraph 

</p> closing tags

<br> Inserts a single-line break

<hr> Defines a thematic change in the content

<!--...--> Defines a comment

< a href> Href attribute holds the URL address of the link