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The p tag is just the start of text formatting.

If you have documents with genuine headings, then there are HTML tags specifically designed just for them.

They are h1, h2, h3, h4, h5 and h6, h1 being the almighty emperor of headings and h6 being the lowest pleb.

Change your code to the following:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd"> <html> <head> <title>My first web page</title> </head> <body> <h1>My first web page</h1> <h2>What this is</h2> <p>A simple page put together using HTML</p> <h2>Why this is</h2> <p>To learn HTML</p> </body> </html>

Note that the h1 tag is only used once - it is supposed to be the main heading of the page and shouldn't be used multiple times.

h2 to h6 however, can be used as often as is desired, but they should always be used in order, as they were intended. For example, an h4 should be a sub-heading of an h3, which should be a sub-heading of an h2.


There are three types of list; unordered lists, ordered lists and definition lists. We will look at the first two here, and definition lists in the HTML Intermediate Guide.

Unordered lists and ordered lists work the same way, except that the former is used for non-sequential lists with list items usually preceded by bullets and the latter is for sequential lists, which are normally represented by incremental numbers.

The ul tag is used to define unordered lists and the ol tag is used to define ordered lists. Inside the lists, the li tag is used to define each list item.

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