How a Web Browser Processes an HTML File

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How a Web Browser Processes an HTML File
« on: 12-17-2015, 22:53:59 »
When a user points his or her web browser to an HTML fi le stored on a web server, a sequence of events occurs that is approximately as follows. The web server passes the contents of the fi le as a stream of characters to the web browser. As long as a sequence of consecutive characters received does not form an HTML tag such as <b>, </b> or <p>, the browser replaces any consecutive combination of newline characters, tabs and spaces by a single space and outputs the resulting text to the user's screen. If a number of consecutive characters received forms a tag, the action taken by the browser depends on which tag it is. If a <p> tag is received the browser outputs two newline characters to take the screen output to a new paragraph. If a <br> tag is received a single newline character is output. If a <b> (i.e. a 'start bold') tag is received the browser outputs all further characters in bold type until the next </b> ('end bold') tag is reached, etc.


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