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.
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.