<BODY ...> is one of the
two major sections that goes inside
(the other is
<BODY ...> is the section that holds everything that is actually displayed. All the text, headers, tables, etc are in the
<BODY ...> section.
For example, in this tiny little file, the contents ("My Home Page" and "Hi There!") are inside the
<BODY ...> tag:
<TITLE>My Home Page</TITLE>
<H1>My Home Page</H1>
<BODY ...> defines the visible section of the document, it has a number of attributes which control the overall document appearance.
BGCOLOR, for example, controls the background color of the web page. The
<BODY ...> attributes have become popular as a way of adding a little flair to
the page, but have become a way to make the page obnoxious by using irritating colors. Be careful with the
<BODY ...> attributes which control the colors on the page.