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The HTML Tag Explained

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The <html> tag identifies the programming language of a document to the browser so it can display it properly.

A web page only needs four elements in order to be displayed properly. These tags are the bare minimum:

<title>Your Page Title</title>
Your web page content...

The HTML element is the root element of a web page, but that can be a little misleading. The document's DOCTYPE declaration must be placed before the opening HTML tag to be valid.

A web page will display without including a DOCTYPE, but it won't validate without one.

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This concludes the HTML Tag Tutorial.
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