FAQ: Learn HTML - Intro to HTML - The Body

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What is the difference between the element <p>instruction</p> and the body <body>information</p> in terms of purpose or use?

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Note that the endtag needs to match the opentag. BODY is unique; that is there can be only one body element, the container of all the content we will see on the webpage. P is a paragraph element which may occur multiple times in the BODY or any other container element.

<!-- metadata in here -->
<!-- All content in here -->

What is the difference between:

<body>Goood Mornin, Vietnam!!!</body>
<p>"Life is very short and what we have to do must be done in the now." - Audre Lorde</p>


<body><p>Goood Mornin, Vietnam!!!</p><p>"Life is very short and what we have to do must be done in the now." - Audre Lorde</p></body>

I don’t understand if one is coded wrong or if the <p> and </p> need to be between the <body> </body> each time

Every relating to content must be contained in the BODY element. P outside of BODY is invalid and malformed.

There is only one BODY element in a document.


All content in here