html-mode is an interactive autoloaded compiled Lisp function in `sgml-mode.el'.


Parent mode: `sgml-mode'.

Major mode based on SGML mode for editing HTML documents.
This allows inserting skeleton constructs used in hypertext documents with
completion. See below for an introduction to HTML. Use
M-x browse-url-of-buffer to see how this comes out. See also `sgml-mode' on
which this is based.

Do C-h v html- SPC and C-h v sgml- SPC to see available variables.

To write fairly well formatted pages you only need to know few things. Most
browsers have a function to read the source code of the page being seen, so
you can imitate various tricks. Here's a very short HTML primer which you
can also view with a browser to see what happens:

<title>A Title Describing Contents</title> should be on every page. Pages can
have <h1>Very Major Headlines</h1> through <h6>Very Minor Headlines</h6>
<hr> Parts can be separated with horizontal rules.

<p>Paragraphs only need an opening tag. Line breaks and multiple spaces are
ignored unless the text is <pre>preformatted.</pre> Text can be marked as
<b>bold</b>, <i>italic</i> or <u>underlined</u> using the normal M-o or
Edit/Text Properties/Face commands.

Pages can have <a name="SOMENAME">named points</a> and can link other points
to them with <a href="#SOMENAME">see also somename</a>. In the same way <a
href="URL">see also URL</a> where URL is a filename relative to current
directory, or absolute as in `'.

Images in many formats can be inlined with <img src="URL">.

If you mainly create your own documents, `sgml-specials' might be
interesting. But note that some HTML 2 browsers can't handle `''.
To work around that, do:
(eval-after-load "sgml-mode" '(aset sgml-char-names ?' nil))

key binding
--- -------

€ .. ÿ sgml-maybe-name-self

C-c Prefix Command
/ sgml-slash

C-c C-c Prefix Command
C-c C-j html-line
C-c RET html-paragraph
C-c C-s html-autoview-mode
C-c C-v browse-url-of-buffer
C-c 1 html-headline-1
C-c 2 html-headline-2
C-c 3 html-headline-3
C-c 4 html-headline-4
C-c 5 html-headline-5
C-c 6 html-headline-6

C-c C-a sgml-attributes
C-c C-b sgml-skip-tag-backward
C-c C-d sgml-delete-tag
C-c C-e sgml-close-tag
C-c C-f sgml-skip-tag-forward
C-c TAB sgml-tags-invisible
C-c C-n sgml-name-char
C-c C-o sgml-tag
C-c C-t sgml-tag
C-c C-v sgml-validate
(that binding is currently shadowed by another mode)
C-c / sgml-close-tag
C-c 8 sgml-name-8bit-mode
C-c ? sgml-tag-help
C-c ] sgml-close-tag
C-c DEL sgml-delete-tag
C-c <left> sgml-skip-tag-backward
C-c <right> sgml-skip-tag-forward

C-c C-c - html-horizontal-rule
C-c C-c c html-checkboxes
C-c C-c h html-href-anchor
C-c C-c i html-image
C-c C-c l html-list-item
C-c C-c n html-name-anchor
C-c C-c o html-ordered-list
C-c C-c r html-radio-buttons
C-c C-c u html-unordered-list

In addition to any hooks its parent mode might have run,
this mode runs the hook `html-mode-hook', as the final step
during initialization.