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HTML How to Make a Website HTML First Use HTML Elements

Sylvia Wicks
Sylvia Wicks
Courses Plus Student 352 Points

what is the html document root?

What is the html tag for the document root? <html>

<!DOCTYPE html>

3 Answers

Root just means the base of the document:

Anton Gunasingam
Anton Gunasingam
6,422 Points

!DOCTYPE html is the document type declaration. The tag that follows, HTML is the root.


The root element is generally the html tag.