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Document Body

HTML 4.01 Element Reference

By Lee Underwood

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Name: Document Body

<body> (opt.) ... </body> (opt.)

Description: Acts as a container for the actual document. Appears after the </head> element and before the </html> element.

Browser Compatibility: NN: 1.0+ / IE: 2.0+ / Opera: 4+

Attributes:
  • alink*
  • background*
  • bgcolor*
  • class
  • dir
  • id
  • lang
  • link*
  • onclick
  • ondblclick
  • onkeydown
  • onkeypress
  • onkeyup
  • onload
  • onmousedown
  • onmousemove
  • onmouseout
  • onmouseover
  • onmouseup
  • onunload
  • style
  • text*
  • title
  • vlink*

* Deprecated

Code Example:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html>
<head>
  <title>
Title Goes Here</title>
</head>

<body>


Main portion of the page goes here

</body>
</html>

XHTML Notes: The closing </body> element is required.




Created: March 15, 2005

URL: http://webreference.com/html/reference/specs/