The word template comes from a woodworking term meaning a thin sheet of metal with shapes cut out of it as a guide. Similarly, HTML templates are skeletal HTML pages with the main content left out. That way, you can quickly create a series of pages with an identical look or navigational structure but different content. When creating templates, it’s always a good idea to use of a lot of comments (explanatory text within
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) so others will be able to use them without much trouble.