Why does the content of a web page need to be described with tags?


#1

Question

This exercise says, “Tags provided by HTML exist to organize and describe the content of web pages”. Why does the content of a web page need to be described with tags?

Answer

The browser needs to know what type of content it is looking at in order to display it properly. What’s more, other software (screen readers, search engines, etc.) needs to know this information so that they can properly perform functions like indexing a page or navigating through it.


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#2

The answer appears to have a typo. I believe the first line should read, "The browser needs to know what type of content it is looking at in order to display it properly.


#3

Fixed! Thank you kindly.