Term Definition
block-level element A markup element that affects at least an entire paragraph.
character set The group of symbols used to render text on a page.
document type declaration (<!DOCTYPE>) A declaration of document or code type embedded within an HTML, XHTML, XML or SGML document; identifies the version and markup language used. Denoted by the <!DOCTYPE> declaration at the beginning of the document.
fixed-width font A font in which every character, including the space character, has equal width. In proportional-width fonts, letters such as I and J have less width than M or B.
text-level element A markup element that affects single characters or words.
Unicode A universal character set designed to support all written languages, as well as scholarly disciplines (e.g., mathematics).
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