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Tag (Design)

The HTML tag is a formatting command that comes in two parts:a beginning and a closing tag. Bracketing text between a beginning bold tag and an ending bold tag (like so:
<bold>text</bold>
) will, indeed, make it bold. The difference between a beginning and an ending tag is the “/” on the latter. Over time, some ending tags have become implied, most notably the
</>
tag, but don’t be lazy. Tags are used to describe a document’s structure as well as its visual formatting. Because browsers differ in how they display web pages, you should always include structural tags like
<head>
and
<body>