Tim Berners-Lee first documented, proposed, implemented, and wrote HTML in the early 1990s. From there, the evolution of HTML slowly accelerated for nearly a decade.

From Evolution to Revolution and Back

The delicate and sometimes contentious dance between browser manufacturers and architects of the web helped HTML evolve to version 2, then take the optimistic sidestep of HTML3, which was quickly reality-checked by HTML 3.2. The language finally evolved into HTML4 and capped off with HTML 4.01.

In the trailing years of the web’s first decade, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) pursued the revolution ...

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