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  • 1. XHTML Tags Reference - exploring XMLXHTML Tags ReferenceXHTML is a reformulation of HTML 4 as an XML 1.0 application. The stricter nature ofXML requires you to follow more rules than before when creating documents:The most important rules for creating valid XHTML Include the correct DOCTYPE declaration at the beginning of the file. Add the attribute xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" to the <html> tag. Close all tags: Omitting </p> is not valid anymore. Change all tags to lowercase: <P> becomes <p>. Correctly specify empty elements: <hr> becomes <hr />. Quote all attribute values: <p align="right">. Always add attribute values: <hr noshade="noshade">. Always use &amp; for & in attributes: <a href="?a=1&amp;b=2">. Document Namespace Type Description <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0Transitional Transitional//EN"> The more forgiving, more backwards-compatible version of XHTML <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN">Strict The more rigorous, more XML-style version of XHTML <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Frameset//EN">Frameset DTD for framesMost commonly used tags in XHTML XHTML tagsBasic tags <html> Creates an XHTML document Defines the title and other information that is not part of <head> the Web page itself <body> Defines the Web page itselfHeader tags Defines the page title, usually displayed in the browsers <title> title bar <base href="URI" /> Defines the base URL for this pageBody attributes <body background="URI"> Sets the page background image.
  • 2. Sets the page background color, either by name ("black"), <body bgcolor="rgb"> or hex value ("#RRGGBB"). <body text="rgb"> Sets the page text color. <body link="rgb"> Sets the color for hyperlinks. <body vlink="rgb"> Sets the color for visited (previously followed) links. <body alink="rgb"> Sets the color for activated (clicked) links.Block tags <p>...</p> Defines a text paragraph. <br /> Defines a forced linebreak. <blockquote> Defines a quoted, indented text block. <h1>...<h6> Defines a level 1-6 heading. <div> Defines a page section. <table> Defines a tabular section. <form> Defines a Web form. <ol> Defines an ordered list (1, 2, 3, ...). <ul> Defines an unordered, bulleted list. <li>...</li> Defines a list item in an ordered or unordered list. <dl> Defines a definition list, with terms and their definitions. <dt> Marks the term to be defined. <dd> Marks the definition of the term.Text formatting tags <code>, <tt> Defines a fixed width font, teletype typewriter style. <em>, <cite>, <i> Emphasises or cites a text passage, usually using italics. <strong>, <b> Uses strong, boldface font. Defines pre-formatted text, text flow not to be controlled <pre> by browser. <font size="#" color="rgb"> Defines a new font for a text region.Anchor tags (links) <a href="url"> Defines a hyperlink to another Web page. <a Defines a hyperlink to an email recipient.href="mailto:email@domain.tld"> <a name="$"> Defines an anchor within the page. <a href="#$"> Defines a hyperlink to an anchor on the same page.Graphics tags <img src="url" /> Includes an image from the given URL. <hr /> Includes a horizontal rule. <hr noshade="noshade" /> Includes a horizontal rule without a shadow.Table tags
  • 3. <table> Defines a table. <tr> Defines a new table row. <td> Defines a new table cell. <th> Defines a new table header cell.Table attributes <table border="#" Defines table border in pixels and width in pixels or width="{#|%}"> percent. <tr align="{l|c|r}" Defines horizontal and vertical alignment of a row. valign="{t|m|b}"> <td align="{l|c|r}" Defines horizontal and vertical alignment of a cell. valign="{t|m|b}"> Defines how many rows or columns a cell should span, <td colspan="#" rowspan="#"> default is 1. <td nowrap="nowrap"> Defines a new table cell.Frame tags <frameset> Defines a set of frames. <frameset Defines rows in the set, either in pixels, percentage of rows="{#|%|*},{#|%|*}"> width, or spanning the rest (*). <frameset Defines columns in the set, either in pixels, percentage of cols="{#|%|*},{#|%|*}"> width, or spanning the rest (*). <frame src="url" name="$" /> Defines a frame with a name and the URL for its content. Alternative information for browsers without frame <noframes> support.Form tags Defines a form which will be sent back to the action URL <form action="url"> on submission. Defines a drop-down box, with enclosing options as <select name="$"> items. <select name="$" Defines a multi-select box with {size} entries height, with multiple="multiple" size="#"> enclosing options as items. <option Defines items in select boxes. name="$">value</option> Defines a multiline text field with cols times rows <textarea cols="#" rows=#"> characters. <input type="text" name="$" /> Defines a single line text entry field. <input type="checkbox" Defines a checkbox. The text for the checkbox follows the name="$" /> tag. Defines a radio button. The text for the button follows the <input type="radio" name="$" tag. Buttons with the same name form a group of mutual value="$" /> exclusive buttons. <input type="image" border="#" Defines a submit button using an image.
  • 4. name="$" src="url" /> <input type="submit" value="$" Defines a submit button using value as the face text. /> <input type="reset" /> Defines a button that resets the form to blank entries. Key# Integer number, usually pixels, sometimes characters% Integer percentage value, followed by a percent sign$ String of alphanumeric characters, starting with a letter{l|c|r} Horizontal alignment, one of "left", "center", or "right"{t|m|b} Vertical alignment, one of "top", "middle", or "bottom"rgb Color, specified by name ("black") or as RGB value ("#001122")url URL, usually http:// or file://Produced by Michael ClaßenURL: http://www.webreference.com/xml/reference/xhtml.htmlCreated: Mar 19, 2001Revised: Mar 19, 2001