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In the Xhosa language, "Pata" means "Touch" in English.

PATA: Provincially Administered Tribal Areas, tribal areas Administered by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The Patafilter is host to my lab, tools, and other not-ready-for-prime-time internet-based experiments.

I have no idea.

The following is a listing of all html elements, for the purpose of testing CSS styles, and was taken from Testing display of HTML elements by Jukka Korpela. Modified by Patafilter for HTML5 compatibility.

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 was primarily written for testing the effect of user style sheets. you can use it for various other purposes as well, like just checking how your browser displays various html elements.

this is another paragraph. i think it needs to be added that the set of elements tested is not exhaustive in any sense. i have selected those 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 instead of paragraph markup for various reasons. (end of div.)

this is a block quotation containing a single paragraph. well, not quite, since this is not really quoted text, but i hope you understand the point. after all, this page does not use html markup very normally anyway.

the following contains address information about the author, in an address element.

info@patafilter.com

lists

this is a paragraph before an unnumbered list (ul). note that the spacing between a paragraph and a list before or after that is hard to tune in a user style sheet. you can't guess which paragraphs are logically related to a list, e.g. as a "list header".

this is a paragraph before a numbered list (ol). note that the spacing between a paragraph and a list before or after that is hard to tune in a user style sheet. you can't guess which paragraphs are logically 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 if items 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 the effect is not too bad, if you design user style sheet rules for dl which are suitable for 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 monospace font, often using the same presentation for all of them. this tests whether that is the case on your browser:

links

this is a text paragraph that contains some inline links. generally, inline links (as opposite to e.g. links lists) are problematic from the usability perspective, but they may have use as “incidental”, less relevant links. see the document links want to be links.

forms

this is a form containing various fields (with some initial values (defaults) set, so that you can see how input text looks like without actually typing it):

the following two radio buttons are inside a fieldset element with a legend:
legend
check those that apply

tables

the following table has a caption. the first row and the first column contain table header cells (th elements) only; other cells are 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

jukka korpela
date of creation: 2000-09-15. last update: 2007-05-02.

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