HTML uses tags to mark a document. Tags begin with a < and end with a >. A command between the < and the > will tell the browser what to do.
Tags usually come in pairs, an opening tag and a closing tag. The closing tag will begin with </.
Every HTML document has to begin with <html> and end with </html>.
Every HTML document also has to have a <body> tag and a </body> tag.
Here is a sample of a very short HTML document:
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