WHAT IS HTML?









Hyper Text Markup Language is a markup language developed to create a web document or web page. It is a very simple computer coding language that was developed in the 90s. HTML is the basis of a web page and web page is considered to be the basis of a website. It uses tags to create web documents.

 

Hyper Text:

Hypertext also keeps any other text attached to it which is run with the help of mouse click, touch or key press. This feature distinguishes it from ordinary text. Hypertext is also called hyperlink.

Markup:

Hyper Text Markup uses HTML tags to create a language web document. The HTML tag
defines the text in between, which is called markup.

Language:

HTML is a language that uses code words to create web documents, also known as tags.
There is also syntax of html for writing these tags and for this reason it is called language.

How HTML Works:

Only two things are required to create a webpage, the first is any text editor such as notepad etc. in which html code is written. Then there is another browser such as Internet explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox etc. in which the website gets recognized and internet users are able to see it.

Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) is made up of small code series written on notepad and these codes are called tags. HTML tags only tell the browser how and where the elements written inside that tag will be shown in the website.

What is the history of HTML?

HTML was created by Tim Berners Lee and was the first to use it. Currently, the responsibility of developing html rests with the world wide web consortium (W3C).

If you know about the history of html, it was developed in the 90s and even today it is being developed continuously. HTML is a constantly evolving language, that is why many editions have been made till date.

Its first edition is HTML itself and was in the form of SGML - Standard Generalized Markup Language. With its help, the text is given structure and some tags were also made for it. It was never given a name, it was just called html but the rest of its editions also had names, so for convenience, it came to be called html 1.0, 2.0. Some of the tags that were previously used in html are still present in html.