Displaying Web Pages
Date: Fall 2011
How does a web browser display a web page?
A web page consists of instructions telling a browser what to do. It includes text to display, some formatting information, and also instructions to find graphics or animations files. Links are addresses to other sites on the web.
Pages may look different in different browsers because the browsers may have slightly different ways to interpret the HTML files' instructions.
Richard E. Barrans Jr., Ph.D., M.Ed.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Wyoming
Basically, a browser is a computer program that reads a text file that has
Hyper-Text Markup Language (HTML) commands in it
And then the browser "renders" (displays) the page according to the HTML
commands embedded in the text file.
To find out more, please refer to:
for a start.
There is a ton of information on-line that can be found by "Googling"
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