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 Beyond 2.0 Tag Index

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Alphabetical walkthrough of all the Beyond 2.0 Tags
Alphabetical walkthrough of all the Netscape Extensions
Alphabetical walkthrough of all the Microsoft Explorer Extensions

To understand the notation used in this table please consult the legend.

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Tag */N/IE
Tag Name
Brief Explanation

Comments To document HTML design, techniques, etc.

<!-- -->
Comment
Supports author comments; ignored by browser

Document Structure Basic document layout and linkage structures

<BANNER> *
Document Banner
Defines a non-scrolling banner

<BASE>
Document Base
Indicates complete document URL, establishes location context for other URLs

<BGSOUND> IE
Background Sound
Links a background sound to a document

<BODY> IE
Document Body
Blocks out a document’s body

<BODYTEXT> *
Body
Encloses the main body text

<DIV> *
Document Divisions
Defines multiple document sections or divisions

<FN> *
Footnotes
Defines footnotes

<HEAD>
Heading
Blocks out a document head

<HTML> Main document head
Blocks out an entire HTML document

<ISINDEX> N
Is Indexed
Indicates document supports CGI search script

<LANG> *
Language
Sets the language for text rendering

<LINK>
Document Link
Set hyperlink between current location and other documents or locations

<META>
Meta
Imbeds document meta-information

<NEXTID>
Next Document
Indicates the “next” document that follows current, permits HTML document chaining

<RANGE> *
Range of a Document
Defines a documents range

<SPOT> *
Spot ID
Defines a location to be used in a <RANGE> tag

<STYLE> *
Style Notation
Defines alternate display styles

Document Headings
Supply document title and heading levels, provide important organization & layout elements

<H*>
Document Headings
1 - 6 level headings

<TITLE>
Title
Supplies title that labels entire document

Links Create links to anchor or another document, or create anchor point for another link

<A>
Anchor
Provides fundamental hypertext link capabilities

Layout Elements Control document appearance, add elements

<ABBREV> *
Abbrev
Identifies abbreviations

<ACRONYM> *
Acronym
Identifies acronyms

<ADDRESS>
Address
Author contact information for document

<AU> *
Author
Identifies the author

<BQ> *
Blockquote
Use to set off long quotes or citations

<BR> N
Line Break
Forces a line break into on-screen text flow

<CENTER> N
Center
Centers text or images

<CREDIT> *
Credit
Identifies the source of a figure or quote

<DEL> *
Deleted Text
Identifies deleted text

<HR> N
Horizontal Rule
Draws a horizontal line across the page

<INS> *
Inserted Text
Identifies inserted text

<MARQUEE> IE
Marquee
Defines a scrolling marquee

<NOBR> N
No Break
Prevents a text line break

<NOTE> *
Admonishments
Identifies an admonishment

<PERSON> *
Person
Identifies people to be associated with the document, similar to <AU>

<Q> *
Quotation
Identifies a short quotation

<TAB> *
Horizontal Tab
Inserts a tab space

<WBR> N
Word Break
Forces a text line break within <NOBR>

Graphics References to inline images for documents

<AREA> IE
Image Map Area
Defines the clickable area of a client side imagemap

<IMG> N, IE
Image
Inserts a referenced image into a document, with alternate text, clickable map & placement controls

<MAP> IE
Client Side Image Map
Defines a client side imagemap

Forms Forms-related markup tags

<FORM>
Form
Marks beginning & end of form block

<INPUT>
Form Input
Defines type & appearance for input widgets

<OPTION>
Form Select Option
A way of assigning a value or default to an input item

<SELECT>
Form Select
Creates a menu or scrolling list of input items

<TEXTAREA>
Form Textarea
Multiline text entry widget

Paragraphs Break up running text into readable chunks

<P>
Paragraph
Breaks up text into spaced regions; according to HTML 2.0 DTD closing tag </P> is optional

Lists Provide methods to lay out item or element sequences in document content

<DD>
Definition List Definition
The definition for a term in a glossary list

<DIR>
Directory List
Unbulleted list of short elements (less than 20 characters in length)

<DL>
Definition Lists
A special format for terms and their definitions

<DT>
Definition List Term
The term being defined in a glossary list

<LH> *
List Heading
Defines a heading for a list

<LI> N <OL>,
N <UL>
List Item
<LI> marks a member item in any list

<MENU>
Menu List
A pickable list of elements

<OL> N
Ordered Numbered List
Numbered list of elements

<UL> N
Unordered Bulleted List
Bulleted list of elements

Text Controls Character formatting tags

<B>
Bold
Produces bolded text

<BASEFONT> N
Basefont
Sets the base font size

<BIG> *
Big Print
Displays text in a large font

<BT> *
Bold Upright
Renders text in bold and upright

<CITE>
Citation
Distinctive text for citations (usu. in italics)

<CODE>
Code
Used for code samples (usu. Courier font)

<DFN>
Definition
Used to emphasize (usu. in italics) a term about to be defined in the following text

<EM>
Emphasis
Adds emphasis to enclosed text (usu. underline)

<FONT> N, IE
Font Size
Alters the font size from the base size

<I>
Italics
Produces italicized text

<KBD>
Keyboard Text
Text to be typed at keyboard (usu. Courier font)

<PRE>
Preformatted Text
Preserves spacing and layout of original text in monospaced font

<S> *
Strike through
Renders text with a strike through mark

<SAMP>
Sample
Sample in-line text (usu. Courier font)

<SMALL> *
Small Print
Displays text in a small font

<STRONG>
Strong
Maximum emphasis to enclosed text (usu. bold)

<SUB> *
Subscript
Renders text in subscript

<SUP> *
Superscript
Renders text in superscript

<T> *
Upright
Renders text in upright

<TT>
Teletype
Produces a typewriter font (usu. Courier)

<U> *
Underline
Renders text with an underline

<VAR>
Variables
Variable or substitution for some other value

Math Elements Special Math tags

<ABOVE> *
Math Line Above
Draws a line or symbol above text

<ARRAY> *
Math Array
Defines a math array

<ATOP> *
Math Box Atop
Places one section of text above another

<BAR> *
Math Vector: Bar
Draws a bar above a letter

<BELOW> *
Math Line Below
Draws a line or symbol below text

<BOX> *
Math Box
Defines a math box

<CHOOSE> *
Math Box Choose
Similar to <ATOP>, places one expression over another, encloses both in brackets

<DDOT> *
Math Vector: Double Dot
Draws a double dot or umlaut above a letter

<DOT> *
Math Vector: Dot
Draws a single dot above a letter

<HAT> *
Math Vector: Hat/Caret
Draws a hat or caret above a letter

<ITEM> *
Math Array Item
Defines an item of an array

<LEFT> *
Math Box Left
Defines the delimiter which appears on an expression's left side

<MATH> *
Mathematics
Defines math expressions, allows for special math related rendering elements

<OF> *
Math Root Of
Separates the radix from the radicand in a root expression

<OVER> *
Math Box Over
Places one section above another within a math box

<RIGHT> *
Math Box Right
Defines the delimiter which appears on an expression's right side

<ROOT> *
Math Root
Defines a root

<ROW> *
Math Array Row
Defines a row of an array

<SQRT> *
Math Square Root
Draws a square root symbol

<TEXT> *
Math Text
Identifies inserted math text

<TILDE> *
Math Vector: Tilde
Draws a tilde above a letter

<VEC> *
Math Vector: Right Arrow
Draws a right arrow above a letter

Figures Figure tags

<CAPTION> *, IE
Caption, Table Caption
Adds a caption to a figure or table

<FIG> *
Figures
Similar to <IMG>, inserts a figure and allows text wrapping

<FIGTEXT> *
Figure Text
Similar to <CAPTION>, adds textual information to a figure

<OVERLAY> *
Overlay
Overlays an image over a base figure

Table Table tags

<TABLE> *, IE
Table
Defines a table

<TD> *, IE
Table Data Cell
Defines a table data cell

<TH> *, IE
Table Header Cell
Defines a table header cell

<TR> *, IE
Table Rows
Defines a table row

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N
- Netscape extension
IE
- Microsoft Internet Explorer extension

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