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Proper syntax is imperative to HTML to be interpreted by the browser as intended. If, when viewing a page that you create, it appears as if an element is missing, this is the first thing to check for.
All HTML tags require that the characters in a name be continuous. You can't add extra blanks within a tag or its surrounding markup without causing the browser to ignore the tag (which is what browsers do with tags they can't recognize).
Here's an example; This requirement means that </BODY> is a valid closing tag for a document body, but that none of the following are legal:
You get the idea. Don't use blanks inside tags, except to deliberately seperate a tag name from an attribute name.