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    Element

    An element is a part of a webpage. In XML and HTML, an element may contain a data item or a chunk of text or an image, or perhaps nothing. A typical element includes an opening tag, attributes, content, and a closing tag:

    Example: in <p class="nice">Hello world!</p>, '<p class="nice">' is an opening tag, 'class="nice"' is an attribute and its value, 'Hello world!' is enclosed text content, and '</p>' is a closing tag.

    Element and tag are not interchangeable: tags begin or end an element in the source, whereas elements are part of the DOM, the document model for displaying the page in the browser.

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