A “Hello, World” HTML document

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You create a file and put special character sequences called HTML elements into your file. These elements identify the structural parts of your document. When a Web browser displays the file, it will display your file’s content, but not the characters that make up the structure.

Here is an example:

Only the elements that you place in the BODY element (that is, between <BODY> and </BODY> ) ever get displayed in a Web browser’s window.

In this example, only the contents of the H1 element (between <H1> and </H1> ) and the P element (between <P> and </P> ) are displayed.