Open an HTML File in a Browser

Let's download an HTML file and open it in a browser (I use Firefox and Chrome). This will help you understand what your browser does when you go to a web site.

Your browser:

- Reads an HTML file (along with other files, like images)
- Formats the HTML
- Displays the results to you

First, download this file.

Extract the .zip file:

extract zip file

Then open the file in a browser (Firefox, Chrome, or Edge):

open web page

The result is:

extract zip file

The point of this exercise was to show you that web browsers read HTML documents, whether those HTML documents are on your computer or on a web server.

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