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The <BODY> Tag

The BODY tag follows the </HEAD> tag. It is used to set basic page characteristics.

You can optionally set the following parameters from within this tag:
    Page Background & Text Color
  • BGCOLOR="#FFFFFF" to make the background color white
  • BACKGROUND="/picture.jpg" use the named image for the background
  • TEXT="#000000" text will be black
    Link Colors
  • LINK="#660000" make links dark red
  • ALINK="#006600" make active links dark green
  • VLINK="#000066" make previously visited links dark blue
    Page Margins(MSIE Only)
  • TOPMARGIN="0" set the spacing at the top of the page to zero
  • LEFTMARGIN="15%" set the spacing at the left side of the page to 15% of the page width
  • RIGHTMARGIN="10" set the spacing at the right side of the page to 10 pixels
  • BOTTOMMARGIN="10" set the spacing at the bottom of the page to 10 pixels
The second to last line of your document, right above the </HTML> tag should be:
It is very important that you do not place one of these tags anyplace else in your documents as they tell the browswer where your page begins and ends.

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