The CTDP HTML Guide Version 0.8.2, Sept 21, 2001
This HTML Guide is to give the reader the ability to write HTML documents and get a web site up andrunning. This document should enable the reader to understand HTML quickly and also be useful asreference material. This document is written for the beginner. After learning this document, the readerwill be ready for more advanced subjects such as DHTML, XML, SGML, and client and server sidescript writing.
You should be aware that there are historically many versions of the HTML specification. You will readmost about the HTML 3.0, 3.2, and 4.0 specification. I have tried to display HTML tags and attributesthat are supported by the 3.2 and 4.0 specification, but cannot guarantee that all tags and attributescontained herein will work in all versions of HTML. There are several HTML common document typeswhen refering to HTML 4.0 which are:
Strict - HTML 4.0 without frame or HTML 3.2 depreciated feature support.
Frame - HTML 4.0/3.2 with frame support.
Transitional or loose - Supports features of HTML 3.2 that are being depreciated in HTML 4.0.This DTD does not support framesets. Some depreciated tags/elements not supported by strictHTML 4.0 are CENTER, FRAME, FRAMESET, NOFRAMES, IFRAME, ISINDEX, DIR,MENU, APPLET, BASEFONT, FONT, S, STRIKE, and U.This document covers most commonly used HTML elements and attributes, but not all. For an excellentsource of information regarding available HTML 4.0 elements and attributes, refer to theWeb Design Group's web page, HTML 4.0 Reference section. Used in combination with information from the WebDesign Group and the World Wide Web Consortium web pages (See the links section or"Recommended Reading" section of this document for URL) this document should provide a thoroughintroduction to HTML.
You should also know that many of the element tags are being depreciated in favor of cascading style
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