The material Learning HTML 3.2 by Examples was written for people who have an idea of what the World Wide Web is and who produce, or intend to produce, information onto the Web. If HTML is something new to you, you will have to study some introductory texts before you can really take in the document. On the other hand, some people who "know HTML" may need to un-learn something, to convert from nonstandard HTML to standard.
The document discusses HTML 3.2, which is a rather old version of the document description language HTML used on the Web. But HTML 3.2 is widely supported by browsers and gives you a good start.
Why should you learn HTML? It is possible to provide information on the Web without knowing the HTML language, since HTML can be produced by various specialized editors and converters. The document, however, was written for people who write HTML directly or at least occasionally check and modify HTML code. There are several good reasons to do so. Writing HTML directly isn't difficult - possibly it's easier than learning to use an HTML editor or converter. Moreover, the HTML editors and converters are often limited in their capabilities, or buggy, or produce bad HTML code which does not work on different platforms.
The document provides material for a systematic study of HTML 3.2 starting from the basic structural features and illustrating them with examples. In addition it