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The Layout

A basic page looks like this:

1.<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
2.<html>
3.<head>
4.<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
5.<title>Untitled Document</title>
6.</head>
7.<body>
8.</body>
9.</html>

1. Doctype: Specifies the HTML version used in the document. Browsers may display your page funny without it.

2. Html Start Tag: The creation point of the page

3. Head Tag Start: While this is not visible it gives information about the content

4. Meta Information: Gives information about the document and not the content

5. Title: Shows the title of the page at the top of browsers

6. Head Tag End: Closes the information about the content

7. Body Tag Start: This is where your page content begins

8. Body Tag End: This is where your page content ends

9. Html End Tag: This is the last line of the whole page and finishes your page

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