There are five essential tags for an HTML document. When you put these tags together in the right order, you have a fully functional web page. A basic HTML document will look like this:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<title>
Document title goes here</title>
<!-- goes here" />

--> </head>
<body>

Textual and graphic contents of the document go here.
</body>
</html>