Learning HTML 3.2 by Examples, section 2 How to study HTML 3.2:

Additional sources of information

There is a large number of good documents on HTML authoring in general. To mention a few of them:

The World Wide Web FAQ is mentioned here mainly for historical reasons. In the early years of the Web, it was very important, but the last update is from 1996, so that it has become, as its author puts it, "dusty". However, you might still learn some useful ideas from its section on authoring.

Notice that documents on HTML very often contain information about features which do not belong to HTML 3.2.

Some sources of information on HTML 3.2 in particular:

You may encounter strange HTML tags or attributes in other people's documents, especially if you are given the task of maintaining documents written by other people. It's often difficult to find out what they are intended to do and how widely they can be expected to work (there is a lot of variation in this!). It is not possible to write a description of "all HTML tags", since the situation keeps changing all the time and many proprietary tags are poorly documented. However, there are some extensive documents which may help you in quickly getting at least a rough idea of what a tag might stand for:

The HTML Elements List by Sandia National Laboratories was traditionally referred to as a description of various HTML elements and support for them in some popular browsers. However, that document became out of date, and it has now been removed.

Notice that documents in the list above are not authoritative. They may contain errors. And remember that no list really covers all HTML tags.

Date of last update: 2010-12-16.
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