What is HTML?
HTML was created by Berners-Lee in late 1991 but “HTML 2.0” was the first standard HTML specification that was published in 1995.
HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language. It is a Markup Language which means you use HTML to simply “mark up” a text document with tags that tell a Web browser how to structure it to display and is the main language used to display information to web browsers across the web. This language is based on ASCII text and relies on tags that are surrounded by the ASCII characters < and >. The tags allow for what is called the markup which defines how the text between the tabs is displayed.
HTML tags normally come in pairs like and.
The first tag in a pair is the start tag, the second tag is the end tag.
The end tag is written like the start tag, but with a forward slash inserted before the tag name.
HTML Documents :
- HTML documents start with a document type declaration:
- The HTML document itself begins with and ends with.
- The visible part of the HTML document is between and.