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Amandeep Pasricha14,932 Points
Why do we write <p> element tags if we aren't writing actual HTML?
Steven Parker217,626 Points
Inside the quotes, you are writing HTML, which the script then delivers to the page as content within the existing div element with an ID of "output". Then, the browser renders the HTML just as if it had been in the "index.html" file to start with.
In later courses, you'll learn ways to directly create elements in code and then attach them to the document, and with a much greater level of control.