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HTML Treehouse Club: HTML Publish a Story HTML Structure

I don't understand the question in Challenge 2 of 4, HTML, being: "Write in the opening and closing html tags."

As indicated in my question, what is exactly the meaning of this question?

2 Answers

Ferdinand Pretorius
Ferdinand Pretorius
18,705 Points

Hi Arjan,

I recommend you watch the video again, perhaps...

However, if you just want the answer and don't care about why it IS the answer, then here you go:

<html> <!-- This is your opening html tag -->

</html> <!-- This is your closing html tag -->

Hope this helps!

tnx a lot, just didn't quite understand the wording, now I do! rgrds A

Austin Whipple
Austin Whipple
29,725 Points

Hi Arjan,

This question is asking you to create the opening and closing tags of the HTML element, which is the root element of any HTML page. A couple of quick explanatory resources:

So for this challenge, you simple open and close the html element after your doctype declaration from the first step of the challenge:

<!DOCTYPE html>


The first tag opens the element, all the rest of the content of your page goes between the two tags, and the second tag with the slash closes the html element.

Tnx Austin! I didn't realise from the question it was that simple. Now I can continue.