What is HTML?

  1. HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language
  2. HTML is the standard markup language for creating Web pages
  3. HTML describes the structure of a Web page
  4. HTML consists of a series of elements
  5. HTML elements tell the browser how to display the content

What is an HTML Element?

An HTML element is defined by a start tag, some content, and an end tag:<tagname>Content goes here…</tagname>

The HTML element is everything from the start tag to the end tag:<h1>My First Heading</h1><p>My first paragraph.</p>

Start tagElement contentEnd tag
<h1>Heading</h1>
<p>Paragraph</p>
<br>nonenone

Note: Some HTML elements have no content (like the <br> element). These elements are called empty elements. Empty elements do not have an end tag!

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