Guide to Structured HTML authoring has a
two-dimensional structure: The material is divided into
sections according to the nature of the material
and according to the topic.
Classification according to the nature is
- introduction; for motivation, orientation, explanations
of basic concepts before going to details, and
for understanding the interrelations between different
to do with HTML?"
- basic tutorial
- advanced tutorial
- pragmatic reference: answers to "how do I" questions
arising from the communicative needs (e.g. "how do I
- technical reference: the details of HTML usage and related
well as troubleshooting procedures
(e.g. "help! my table is all messed up!")
- background material, mostly explanations of things that
an HTML author often needs to know, such as "is a Web
page copyrighted?" or "what's a MIME type?"
- information about further resources, mostly links
Classification according to the topic is
- fundamental HTML authoring; the basic constituents of
an HTML document and a Web site; includes metadata,
internationalization, and accessibility issues
- overall structure of an HTML document; this discusses
"block level" elements such as sections, subsections,
different kinds of paragraphs, and tables
- text-level structures
- links: the hypertext concept in action
- objects: the multimedia concept in action
- forms, image maps and scripting: interactivity in action
- special topics: frames, style sheets and other presentational
The classifications mean that there are 49 (7 times 7)
Some of the sections are just single
Web pages while others have may be quite elaborate internal
structure consisting of subpages.
Although the sections are heavily interlinked,
each section is intended to be relatively self-contained
with well-defined prerequisites. Each of them is also
downloadable and printable. In a sense,
the material thus consists of 49 "books".
There is also a tabular (two-dimensional) presentation of
the structure described above. Perhaps you would like to visit
that page and bookmark it as the index page through which
you will access
Guide to Structured HTML authoring
in the sequel.