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What the hell is HTML?

HTML is short for HyperText Markup Language. It is one of the key code languages used to render most websites and related applications.

<html></html> are the opening and closing tags that define an HTML document.

About the simplest HTML document looks like this:

<html>
 <head>
  <title>HTML</title>
 </head>
 <body>
  <h1>What the hell is HTML?<h1>
 </body>
</html>

This code will render a basic web page in a browser with the browser title “HTML” and the bold header “What the hell is HTML?” It uses several sets HTML tags: <html></html>, <head></head>, <title></title>,<body></body>,<h1></h1>

A slightly more complex HTML document looks like this:

<html>
 <head>
  <title>What the Hell is HTML</title>
  <style>
    .HTMLbody {font-size:2em;color:teal;font-family:arial;}
    #HTMLtitle {}
  </style>
 </head>
 <body class="HTMLbody">
   <h1 id="HTMLtitle">What the Hell is HTML?</h1>
   HTML is one of the key languages used to render most websites and related applications.

   <html></html> are the opening and closing tabs that define an HTML document.
  <script>
    
  </script>
  </body> 
 </html>

 

According to the HTML Wikipedia page

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 to create web pages,[1] as well as to create user interfaces for mobile and web applications. Web browsers can read HTML files and render them into visible or audible web pages. HTML describes the structure of a website semantically and, before the advent of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), included cues for the presentation or appearance of the document (web page), making it a markup language, rather than a programming language.

According to w3schools.com, which is an excellent reference to HTML and related languages:

  • HTML is a markup language for describing web documents (web pages).
  • HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language
  • A markup language is a set of markup tags
  • HTML documents are described by HTML tags
  • Each HTML tag describes different document content