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Introducton to Web Design
Body Tag Attributes  
  • The <BODY> tag allows you to define global color attributes for the page. The following table outlines these attributes.
Attribute Description
BACKGROUND Specifies a background image to use for the background of body content.
BGCOLOR Specifies the color to be used as the background for body content
TEXT Specifies the color of regular text within the body content
LINK Specifies the color of a link
ALINK Specifies the color a link turns when you are clicking on it
VLINK Specifies the color of a visited link

  • Let's take a look at an example. Consider the following code, paying close attention to the <BODY> tag:

<HTML>
<HEAD>
<TITLE>Coloring Body Content</TITLE>
</HEAD>
<BODY BGCOLOR = "black" TEXT = "white"
           LINK = "yellow" VLINK = "green">
<BLOCKQUOTE>
This is an example of a colored page.  Notice that
the background is black and that regular body text
is white.  Also notice that <A HREF =
"http://www.extropia.com">Visited Links</A>
turn green while
<A HREF = "http://www.fakedomain.com">Regular
Links</A> are yellow.
</BLOCKQUOTE>
</BODY>
</HTML>

  • The figure below shows the output of the previous code in a web browser

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