What is HTML?

HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is the publishing language of the World Wide Web. It is one of the main components of the Open Web Platform. The first version of HTML was described by Tim Berners-Lee in late 1991. The current W3C Recommendation for HTML is HTML 4.01, published in December 1999. There is however intensive work to define its next version, HTML5.

HTML

Version Published year
HTML+ 1993
HTML2.0 1995
HTML3.2 1997
HTML4.01 1999

The purpose of a web browser is to read HTML documents and compose them into visible or audible web pages. The browser does not display the HTML tags, but uses the tags to interpret the content of the page.

HTML elements form the building blocks of all websites. HTML allows images and objects to be embedded and can be used to create interactive forms. It provides a means to create structured documents by denoting structural semantics for text such as headings, paragraphs, lists, links, quotes and other items. It can embed scripts written in languages such as JavaScript which affect the behavior of HTML web pages.

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