Document Body

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A Document Body is a document section that contains the textual content and graphical content to be communicated.



  • (Wikipedia, 2017) ⇒ Retrieved:2017-7-1.
    • For the news story, details and elaboration are evident in the body or running text of the news story and flow smoothly from the lead. Quotes are used to add interest and support to the story. Most news stories are structured using what is called an inverted pyramid. The angle (also called a hook or peg) is usually the most newsworthy aspect of the story and is specifically highlighted and elaborated upon.

      A featured article will follow a format appropriate for its type. Structures for featured articles may include, but are not limited to:[1]

      • chronological, where the article may be a narrative of some sort;
      • cause and effect, where the reasons and results of an event or process are examined;
      • classification, where items in an article are grouped to help aid understanding;
      • compare and contrast, where two or more items are examined side-by-side to show similarities and differences;
      • list, a simple item-by-item run-down of pieces of information;
      • question and answer, such as an interview with a celebrity or expert.
  1. Jacobi, Peter, The Magazine Article: How to Think It, Plan It, Write It. Writer's Digest Books: 1991, ISBN 0-89879-450-1, pp. 50-77, 90



  • (, 2017) ⇒ "Essential Elements of Academic Writing"
    • QUOTE: Body
      • Includes two or more major points which develops the topic of the essay
      • Uses an organizational structure which is easy for readers to follow in developing the major points (e.g. chronological, logical, or other approach)
      • Major points are organized in paragraphs. Paragraphs are at least 3 sentences in length
      • The body of the paper communicates an argument – major points develop and reinforce the thesis statement (i.e. topic and purpose of the essay) (...)


  • (oerresources, 2017) ⇒ Introduction to HTML/XHTML: Body of an HTML Document
    • QUOTE: The BODY of an HTML document is where all the information you wish to view must appear. The text must be carefully marked-up, paragraphs must begin with the

      marker and the end of each paragraph must be clearly marked using the HTML tag </p>.

      Web browsers are, generally speaking, very robust. That is, they will always show some presentation of the text - albeit the wrong or unintended layout. If the body text doesn't contain paragraph breaks then the text will be viewed as one long paragraph! (See what the ASCII text file example.txt looks like if it is saved as example.html.)

      The region associated with the BODY of a document should be declared using the following HTML tags:


      Should appear after the </head> definition.


      Should appear after the document's text but before the </HTML> tag.

      An HTML document can be as freely formatted as you wish. The ends of words and sentences are indicated by spaces. It doesn't matter how many spaces you use; one is as good as 100! The end of lines counts as one space. Lines can be left broken in odd places and your local Web viewer will join them together into one flowing paragraph.

      Note: HTML tags should always be nested and never over-lapping. Most HTML tags are like brackets - they form pairs; and the various pairs must always match. For example, the brackets: [(< and >)] match; whereas the grouping: [(< and )]> form a mis-match!


  • (journalpublishing.dtd, 2006) ⇒ "Body of the Article"
    • QUOTE: Definition

      The main textual portion of the article that conveys the content

      Related Elements

      A journal article <article> may be divided into four (more typically, three) parts:

      • the <front> (the article metadata or header information, which contains both journal and article metadata);
      • the <body> (textual and graphical content of the article);
      • any <back> (ancillary information such as a glossary, reference list, or appendix); and
      • either a series of <response> elements (A response is a commentary on the article itself.) or a series of <sub-article> elements (Sub-articles are smaller articles completely contained within the article.).