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HTML How to Make a Website Beginning HTML and CSS Add Style to the Page

what is a syntax?

i heard this word mentioned in the tutorial of builing html.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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:point_right: Syntax is the rules governing the arrangement of words and symbols in a language.

For example, syntax rules for HTML would include:

  • a document begins with a doctype declaration.
  • an element tag is enclosed in angle brackets ("<>")
  • the outermost element of an HTML document is the root element, identified by "<html>"
  • normal elements must have opening and closing tags
  • void elements have only one tag (no closing tag)
  • end tags have a slash ("/") before the tag name

Of course, this is just just a few of the rules that govern HTML syntax. But that should give you the idea. For a fully detailed description of HTML 5.1 syntax, see this W3C HTML Syntax page.

Oh Ok...that makes it a lot easier to understand. Thanks a bunch.