What is HTML?


Definition – What does HTML mean?

Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is a language designed to create electronic documents that are displayed on the World Wide Web. Each page webpage contains a series of connections to other pages called hyperlinks, and every page you see on the world wide web is written using HTML code. The markup language refers to the way tags are used to define the page layout and elements within the page.

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The role of the HTML language is to inform a web browser about how the content contained within the HTML document is structured. Commonly used HTML tags include



and lots of others, each one has its own section and objective to describe. All HTML text is plain text that means it is not compiled and may be read by humans. The file extension for an HTML file is .html or .htm.

The web has gone through several changes over the past decades, but the HTML has always been the fundamental language used to develop web pages. While the websites have become more advanced and interactive, the HTML language has actually gotten simpler. As compare the source of an HTML5 page with a similar page written in the traditional HTML page would probably contain less code. This is because advanced HTML relies on CSS or JavaScript in order to format nearly all the elements within a page.

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