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Semantic HTML

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You may have heard the term “semantic HTML”, and we refer to it often throughout these pages. First of all, “semantic” simply means “meaning”. So when you are writing semantic HTML, you are focusing on giving your content meaning. As a page author, writing valid, semantic code is probably the best thing you can do to help us maintain a site that is compliant with modern standards. So how is semantic code different from non-semantic code, and why is it so important?

Semantic code requires that page creators:

Benefits of Writing Semantically