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HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is the main markup language for creating web pages and other information that can be displayed in a web browser. HTML is written in the form of HTML elements consisting of tags enclosed in angle brackets (like ), within the web page content. (Source WikiPedia)

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
HTML (noun)
a markup language that is used to create documents on the World Wide Web incorporating text, graphics, sound, video, and hyperlinks
HTML (Wikipedia)
".htm" and ".html" redirect here. For other uses, see HTM (disambiguation).
HTML
(HyperText Markup Language)
HTML.svg
Filename extension
  • .html
  • .htm
Internet media typetext/html
Type codeTEXT
Developed byW3C & WHATWG
Initial release1993; 22 years ago (1993)
Latest release
5.0 / 5.1 (working draft)
(28 October 2014; 13 months ago (2014-10-28))
Type of formatDocument file format
Extended fromSGML
Extended toXHTML
Standard
Open format?Yes
Website

HyperText Markup Language, commonly referred to as HTML, is the standard markup language used to create web pages. Along with CSS, and JavaScript, HTML is a cornerstone technology, used by most websites to create visually engaging webpages, user interfaces for web applications, and user interfaces for many mobile applications.Web browsers can read HTML files and render them into visible or audible web pages. HTML describes the structure of a website semantically along with cues for presentation, making it a markup language, rather than a programming language.

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.

The language is written in the form of HTML elements consisting of tags enclosed in angle brackets (like <html>). Browsers do not display the HTML tags and scripts, but use them to interpret the content of the page.

HTML can embed scripts written in languages such as JavaScript which affect the behavior of HTML web pages. Web browsers can also refer to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to define the look and layout of text and other material. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), maintainer of both the HTML and the CSS standards, has encouraged the use of CSS over explicit presentational HTML since 1997.

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