Testing display of HTML elements

This is 2nd level heading

This is a test paragraph.

This is 3rd level heading

This is a test paragraph.

This is 4th level heading

This is a test paragraph.

This is 5th level heading

This is a test paragraph.

This is 6th level heading

This is a test paragraph.

Basic block level elements

This is a normal paragraph (p element).To add some length to it, let us mention that this page wasprimarily written for testing the effect of user style sheets.You can use it for various other purposes as well, like just checking howyour browser displays various HTML elements by default.It can also be useful when testing conversions from HTMLformat to other formats, since some elements can go wrong then.

This is another paragraph. I think it needs to be added thatthe set of elements tested is not exhaustive in any sense. I have selectedthose elements for which it can make sense to write user style sheet rules,in my opionion.

This is a div element. Authors may use such elements insteadof paragraph markup for various reasons. (End of div.)

This is a block quotation containing a singleparagraph. Well, not quite, since this is not reallyquoted text, but I hope you understand the point. After all, thispage does not use HTML markup very normally anyway.

The following contains address information about the author, in an addresselement.

Jukka Korpela,jkorpela@cs.tut.fi
Päivänsäteenkuja 4 A, Espoo, Finland

Lists

This is a paragraph before an unnumbered list (ul). Note thatthe spacing between a paragraph and a list before or after that is hardto tune in a user style sheet. You can’t guess which paragraphs arelogically related to a list, e.g. as a „list header“.

The following is a menu list:

  • One.
  • Two.
  • Three. Well, probably this list item should be longer so that it willprobably wrap to the next line in rendering.
  • The following is a dir list:

  • One.
  • Two.
  • Three. Well, probably this list item should be longer so that it willprobably wrap to the next line in rendering.
  • This is a paragraph before a numbered list (ol). Note thatthe spacing between a paragraph and a list before or after that is hardto tune in a user style sheet. You can’t guess which paragraphs arelogically related to a list, e.g. as a „list header“.

    1. One.
    2. Two.
    3. Three. Well, probably this list item should be longer. Note that ifitems are short, lists look better if they are compactly presented, whereas for long items, it would be better to have more vertical spacing between items.
    4. Four. This is the last item in this list. Let us terminate the list now without making any more fuss about it.

    This is a paragraph before a definition list (dl).In principle, such a list should consist of terms and associated definitions.But many authors use dl elements for fancy „layout“ things. Usually theeffect is not too bad, if you design user style sheet rules for dlwhich are suitablefor real definition lists.

    recursion
    see recursion
    recursion, indirect
    see indirect recursion
    indirect recursion
    see recursion, indirect
    term
    a word or other expression taken into specific use in a well-defined meaning, which is often defined rather rigorously, even formally, and may differ quite a lot from an everyday meaning

    Text-level markup

    Some of the elements tested above are typically displayed in a monospacefont, often using the same presentation for all of them. Thistests whether that is the case on your browser:

    Links

    This is a text paragraph that contains someinline links. Generally, inline links (as opposite to e.g. linkslists) are problematicfrom theusability perspective,but they may have use as“incidental”, less relevant links. See the documentLinks Want To Be Links.

    Forms

    This is a form containing various fields (with some initialvalues (defaults) set, so that you can see how input text lookslike without actually typing it):

    The following two radio buttons are insidea fieldset element with a legend:
    Legend
    Check those that apply

    Tables

    The following table has a caption. The first row and the first columncontain table header cells (th elements) only; other cellsare data cells (td elements), with align="right"attributes:

    Sample table: Areas of the Nordic countries, in sq km
    Country Total area Land area
    Denmark 43,070 42,370
    Finland 337,030 305,470
    Iceland 103,000 100,250
    Norway 324,220 307,860
    Sweden 449,964 410,928

    Character test

    The following table has some sample characters withannotations. If the browser’s default font does notcontain all of them, they may get displayed using backup fonts.This may cause stylistic differences, but it should notprevent the characters from being displayed at all.

    Char. Explanation Notes
    ê e with circumflex Latin 1 character, should be ok
    em dash Windows Latin 1 character, should be ok, too
    Ā A with macron (line above) Latin Extended-A character, not present in all fonts
    Ω capital omega A Greek letter
    minus sign Unicode minus
    diameter sign relatively rare in fonts

    Hyphenation

    In the following, a width setting should cause some hyphenation,depending on support to various methods of hyphenation.

    CSS-based hyphenation

    Until recently the great majority of naturalists believed that species were immutable productions, and had been separately created. This view has been ably maintained by many authors.

    JavaScript-driven hyphenation

    Until recently the great majority of naturalists believed that species were immutable productions, and had been separately created. This view has been ably maintained by many authors.

    Explicit hyphenation hints (soft hyphens)

    Un­til re­cent­ly the great ma­jor­i­ty of nat­u­ral­istsbe­lieved that spe­cies were im­mu­ta­ble pro­duc­tions, and had been sep­a­rate­ly cre­at­ed.This view has been ably main­tain­ed by many au­thors.


    Jukka Korpela
    Date of creation: 2000-09-15.Last update: 2013-03-21.