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Shortlist of HTML syntax

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Prior to today, below was my list of the html that someone might want to learn.


html page structure <HTML> <HEAD> </HEAD> <BODY> </BODY> </HTML>
text styling
logical <STRONG> </STRONG> (frequently used)
physical <B> </B> (frequently used) <I> </I> (frequently used) <FONTSIZE=4> </FONT> (frequently used) <SUP> </SUP> (frequently used) <SUB> </SUB>
heading elements <H3> </H3> (frequently used) <T3> </T3>
positioning text <BR> (frequently used) <P> </P> (frequently used) <CENTER> </CENTER> (frequently used) <BLOCKQUOTE> </BLOCKQUOTE> (frequently used) <PRE> </PRE> (frequently used)
hypertext anchors (links) <AHREF...> </AHREF...> (frequently used)
lists <DD> </DD> (frequently used) <DT> </DT> (frequently used)
images & image maps

< less than (<)
> greater than (>)
& ampersand (&)
" double quote (")
® Registered Trademark (R in a circle)
© Copyright (c in a circle)
  Non breaking space ( )

other characters can be constructed using &#n; (n represents the ASCII or ISO Latin-1 code, e.g. &<240;)

ŒAV[149+ŒIO] = a square which is actually displayed as a big dot

documentation for special characters

A handy guide to html syntax is available from Quick Study for $3.95, see ISBN#1-57222-189-6.

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