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Which HTML stansard is the most widely supported by nbrowsers...
HTML 4.01
Who are the standards organization that defines the "HTML standard"...
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
What are the two "modes" that browsers have for displaying HTML...
1) the "quirks" node for old HTML, and

2) standards mode for HTML 4.01
Why should you tell the browser which version of HTML you are using...
failure to do so could cause the browser to switch into "quirks" mode

this could cause inconsistent page display across browsers
How do you tell the browser which version of HTML your Web page is written in...
You use the document type definition (DOCTYPE)

which should be the first entry in the page, i.e. even before the <html> element
What parameter should you provide to the browser to let it know you are writing fully compliant HTML...
you would provide the parameter, strict.dtd
When and how would you let the browser know that you were using transitioning HTML...
you would use transitioning HTML when you still display-oriented elements and attributes

you would provide the parameter, loose.dtd
How would you tell the browser more information about a Web page, such as the content type and character encoding...
you would provide the <meta> tag as the first entry in the <head> element
What does "character encoding" tell the browser...
which specific character set the Web page should be displayed using
What character encoding can most Western-European languages be represented by on computers today...
the ISO-8859-1 character encoding
How could you check your pages for compliance and standards...
the W3C provide a free online validator to check your Web pages with
If your Web page is said to be compliant, what does this mean...
it can mean two things:

1) your HTML is well formed

2) your elements and attributes meet the standards
What benefits can you gain by adhering to standards...
your pages will:

1) display more quickly

2) have fewer display differences between browsers