The Grouping Elements

This is the division for the <div> tag.

As division is a block element (unlike <span>), this division will include many paragraphs.

In the excellent HTML5 reference guide Freeman, Adam. The Definitive Guide to HTML5. Apress. 14-Dec-2011., author Adam Freeman discusses the <div> tag:

"You should use the div element only as a last resort, when those elements that do have semantic significance are not appropriate. Before using the div element, consider using the new HTML5 elements, such as article and section. There is nothing intrinsically wrong with div, but you should strive to include semantic information wherever possible in your HTML5 documents."

Pre vs XMP

      Do you remember my favorite deprecated tag XMP?   Well pre is close to it, but it
      will sadly render all tags embedded inside it.  So you will not see the
      strong tags which surround me even though they are included inside
      the pre tags.  However, you will notice that line breaks are preserved from the source
      HTML document, as well as    extra     white     space    between    words.


Figure 1. A Tool for XML Parsing
XML Parsing in jEdit
This figure was found in: Fawcett, Joe; Ayers, Danny; Quin Liam R.E. Beginning XML, 5th Edition 25 June 2012


An unordered list

An ordered list

  1. Download the JES Python Executable
  2. Launch JES
  3. Type in the code to alter a pixel color
  4. Execute the code

A definition list

The tag to define a definition list like this one.
The tag to identify the defined term (in this case "dt").
The definition of the defined term. Notice that a definition list, while it has no format of its own, will be provided a default format by the browser. Which browser are you using? Do you see how definition lists are formatted? Of course, using CSS, we can really control format, but for now, we are creating a format-less list of definitions.