Date: Wed, 21 Feb 1996 08:55:28 +0100 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Maurizio Codogno) Message-Id: <9602210755.AA04921@beatles.cselt.stet.it> To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Really Quick Guide to Good HTML lilley answered Charles Peyton Taylor: % > A question, though: I used to think that the <html></html> % > tags were there to let the browser software know that % > the document was in HTML format. But if that's so, then % > why is it defined as a MIME type on the server? % % The html start and end tags are used to bracket the document instance. SGML % assumes a hierarchical model, and the html element (consisting of % <html>stuff</html>) is at the top of the tree. Just out of curiosity - is there some browser which actually stops processing if it finds a </html> tag? When I first approached HTML, I thought it would have been a nice way to add information at the end of a document without let them be displayed. But this seems not to be the case. .mau.