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XHTML Tutorial - "body" Element Attributes

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What Attributes Are Allowed in the Body Element?

XHTML 1.0 strict version does not allow some attributes that were commonly used in early versions of HTML specification. For example: "background" can be used to specify a background image, and "bgcolor" can be used to specify the background color.

Both "background" and "bgcolor" are not allowed as "body" attributes now. If you want set background image and color, you need to use the "style" attribute to specify CSS properties, as shown the tutorial example below:

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
  <title>Style Attribute in Body Element</title>
 <body style="background-color: #dddddd">
  <p>Hello world!</p>

If you save the above document as style.html, and view it with Internet Explorer, you will see a gray background specified by the style attribute as shown below:
            Style Attribute

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  1. What Is the "body" Tag/Element?
  2. What Is Wrong with My "body" Elements?
  3. What Elements Are Allowed as Body Sub-Elements?
  4. What Attributes Are Allowed in the Body Element?
  5. What Is a "p" Tag/Element?
  6. Can I Mix Images with Text in a Paragraph?
  7. How To Control Line Breaks in a Paragraph?
  8. How To Highlight One Part of a Paragraph?
  9. How To Get Extra Space between Paragraphs?
  10. What Is Wrong with My "p" Elements?
  11. What Is a "pre" Tag/Element?
  12. Are Tab Characters Preserved in a "pre" Element?
  13. Can Images Be Included in "pre" Elements?
  14. What Is a "blockquote" Tag/Element?
  15. Can "blockquote" Elements Be Nested?
  16. What Are Heading Tags/Elements?
  17. What Are "hr" Tags/Elements?
  18. What Are Other Block Elements?

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