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Building blocks of HTML

An HTML document consists of its basic building blocks. The basic building blocks of an HTML document are tags, attributes and elements.

  • Tags: An HTML tag surrounds the content and apply meaning to it.
    • It act as a container for different types of contents.
    • It is written between < and > brackets.
    • Each tag has its own specific meaning, and the same applies to the content within it.
  • Attribute: An attribute in HTML provides extra information about the element, and it is applied within the start tag.
    • An HTML attribute contains two fields: name & value.
  • Elements: An element in an HTML document can be understood as an individual component of an HTML file.
    • In an HTML file, everything written within tags are termed as HTML elements.
    • In more simple words, the elements are everything written within tags, including the tags, attributes and the contents.
Building blocks of HTML
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <title>The basic building blocks of HTML</title>

    <h2>The building blocks</h2>
    <p>This is a paragraph tag</p>
    <p style="color: red">The style is attribute of paragraph tag</p>
    <span>The element contains tag, attribute and content</span>