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In this paper I will demonstrate the key steps in order to build a respectible web site First of all you must know these terms WWW World Wide Web Web World Wide Web SGML Standard Generalized Markup Language--a standard for describing markup languages DTD Document Type Definition--this is the formal specification of a markup language written using SGML HTML HyperText Markup Language--HTML is an SGML DTD In practical terms HTML is a collection of platform-independent styles indicated by markup tags that define the various components of a World Wide Web document HTML was invented by Tim Berners-Lee while at CERN the European Laboratory for Particle Physics in Geneva What Isnt Covered This primer assumes that you know how to use Mosaic or some other Web browser have a general understanding of how Web servers and client browsers work have access to a Web server or that you want to produce HTML documents for personal use in local-viewing mode HTML Version This guide reflects the most current specification--HTML Version 40-- plus some additional features that have been widely and consistently implemented in browsers Future versions and new features for HTML are under development HTML Documents What an HTML Document Is HTML documents are plain-text also known as ASCII files that can be created using any text editor eg Emacs or vi on UNIX machines SimpleText on a Macintosh Notepad on a Windows machine You can also use word-processing software if you remember to save your document as text only with line breaks HTML Editors Some WYSIWYG editors are also available eg Claris Home Page or Adobe PageMill both for Windows and Macintosh You may wish to try one of them after you learn some of the basics of HTML tagging WYSIWYG is an acronym for what you see is what you
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