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Winhlp-L would still be the best place for that kind of guidance, but let me
see if I can help you with these questions. If I get any of them wrong, I'm
sure someone will volunteer to correct me. :-)
> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2
This is a document type declaration. It indicates where the document type
definition (DTD) for this HTML file can be found. It's really not necessary
for HTML, but is for XML or SGML.
> <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" Content="text/html;
This is a meta tag describing the content type and character set-also
optional for HTML
> <OBJECT TYPE="application/x-oleobject"
> <PARAM NAME="Keyword" VALUE="Tile Vertical command
> (Window menu)">
This is an Active-X object, in this case a K keyword or index term. Although
OBJECT is a standard HTML tag, the object type is what defines what it
> <A NAME="hlp_window_tilevert"></A>
This is a an anchor tag with a NAME attribute. It's used to location the end
of a link from an an anchor tag with an HREF attrribute.
> sometimes the <A NAME= tags are encolsed in
> <SUP></SUP> tags.
Superscript tag. This is inline formatting often used for footnotes or
trademark information. Why it would be around an anchor tag is anybody's
Hope this helps.
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