publish information for global distribution, one needs a universally
understood language, a kind of publishing mother tongue that
all computers may potentially understand. The publishing language
used by the World Wide Web is HTML (from HyperText Markup
Language). HTML documents are plain-text (also known as ASCII)
files that can be created using any text editor (e.g., Emacs
or vi on UNIX machines; SimpleText on a Macintosh; Notepad
on a Windows machine). It is a non-proprietary format based
upon SGML, and can be created and processed by a wide range
of tools, from simple plain text editors - you type it in
from scratch- to sophisticated WYSIWYG authoring tools. HTML
uses tags such as <h1> and </h1> to structure
text into headings, paragraphs, lists, hypertext links etc.
gives authors the means to:
online documents with headings, text, tables, lists, photos,
Retrieve online information via hypertext links, at the click
of a button.
Design forms for conducting transactions with remote services,
for use in searching for information, making reservations,
ordering products, etc.
Include spread-sheets, video clips, sound clips, and other
applications directly in their documents.
started with HTML, advanced features, Adding a touch of style:
Content Accessibility Guidelines
These guidelines explain how to make Web content accessible
to people with disabilities.
A free service that checks documents like HTML and XHTML for
conformance to W3C Recommendations and other standards.
A stand-alone tool for checking and pretty-printing HTML that
is in many cases able to fix up mark-up errors, and also offers
a means to convert existing HTML content into well-formed
XML, for delivery as XHTML.
- A Beginner's Guide to HTML
Lists all the HTML tags and attributes supported in Netscape
Navigator 4.0 and earlier.
Element Support Cross Reference
This Technote gives a summary of the support for the Elements
in HTML 4.0 across Netscape Navigator 4.x, Netscape 6, Internet
Explorer 3.x-5.x, HTML 3.2 and HTML 4.0.