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The Coronavirus situation has lead us to suspend public training - which was on the cards anyway, with no plans to resume
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What does an browser understand? What does an HTML document contain?
What would I expect a browser to understand?
• HTML (To describe how the page is marked up)
• Images - .jpg .gif .png (Photos, diagrams, etc)
• Style Sheets - .css (To set the look and feel)
and probably (but progressively less likely:
• Flash (Dynamic graphics)
• ActiveX Components (For running code within a sandbox)
• Java Applets (for running code in a restricted area)
What would I expect to find in a file of HTML?
• HTML (Instructions for browser text layout)
• Style (How particular tagged types are to be rendered)
• PHP (Code to be run on the server)
• MySQL (For the PHP to use to access the database)
• English (For the web site visitor to read)
* The PHP and MySQL will only be present in the HTML if you're applying a filter such as PHP to the code
and I would HOPE to find comments in the code / file to tell me how it all works.
tupid! (written 2008-09-15)
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