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The html element (<html>) represents the root of an HTML document. The <html> tag is the container for all other HTML elements; except for the <!DOCTYPE> tag.
The html element is used to contain a complete HTML document.
<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <title>An Example Web Page</title> </head> <body> <h1>Hello World!</h1> <p> This is an example web page marked up using HTML. </p> </body> </html>
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When you use the !DOCTYPE declaration to specify standards-compliant mode, this element represents the canvas—the entire surface onto which a document's contents can be rendered. When you switch on standards-compliant mode, this element also becomes the positioning container for positioned elements that don't have a positioned parent. When the !DOCTYPE declaration does not specify standards-compliant mode, the body object represents the entire surface onto which a document's contents can be rendered.
|HTML 5.1||W3C Working Draft|
|HTML 5||W3C Recommendation|
|HTML 4.01||W3C Recommendation|
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