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NOW THAT YOU KNOW YOUR SCORE, browse the key below to find the answers to the questions that stumped you. Even if you got them all right (kudos to you!), you'll learn more about each of the topics covered in the quiz. For the definitive guide to HTML, try Elizabeth Castro's HTML 4 for the World Wide Web, Fourth Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide.

  1. c. The World Wide Web Consortium --with the "3" in "W3C" superscripted--is the organization whose goal is to guide HTML's future. Netscape, Microsoft, Adobe, and many other key Web companies are members.

  2. d, but mostly b. When you specify the size of an image in the HTML page, the text loads right away so the visitor can read the copy as the images continue to slowly load.

  3. d. Perhaps surprisingly, making JPEGs a tiny bit blurrier makes them compress better and thus download faster.

  4. b. References to folder or filenames must match the case of the original. In this example, since the folder name "Cats" begins with an uppercase "C," the reference in the IMG tag must, too.

  5. d, but mostly c. Netscape insists you close </FRAMESET> and </TABLE> tags; Explorer doesn't care.

  6. c. Answer b would be nice, but I made that up.

  7. c. Deprecated tags are not yet obsolete; instead they're the next step away from it, according to the W3C. You can still use deprecated tags with no problem.

  8. c. Non-browser safe colors are only a problem on 256-color monitors.

  9. c. Netscape transformed the Web by developing these and other "extensions" that let folks add some much needed formatting to their pages. Most of these tags and attributes (BLINK is the most notable exception) are now part of the standard HTML specifications.

  10. b. Marc Andreessen began his Web odyssey with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois. After working on Mosaic, the first wildly popular browser, he left to create Netscape Communications, which was recently bought by AOL.

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