HTML Programming Profile

HTML

HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is used to create web pages and other information that is intended for display in a web browser. Each markup code is known as an element or a tag. The web developer uses these elements to describe and define the content of a webpage. The elements tell the web browser how to display the information (both text and images) to the user.

HTML has seen a number of revisions. HTML5 is the fifth revision of the HTML standard. HTML5 makes for a rich user experience with the <canvas> and <SVG> elements, native elements <video> and <audio> which allow video and audio to be placed directly in the HTML code. Other important new features include web storage, which offers a more secure and faster alternative than cookies, and geolocation, the heart of every location-based application.


FACTS

Type of Language: Markup
Designed by: W3C and WHATWG
Public Release: 1993
License: Open
Website: www.w3.org/html


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