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J2EE™ and Beyond: Design, Develop, and Deploy World-Class Java™ Software by Art Taylor

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The HTML Standard

HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is the language used to develop web pages. HTML is not a procedural programming language and as such has been sorely stretched to perform the work necessary to create complete applications on the Web. HTML is a presentation language derived from Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) and is comprised of tags that define how the text they surround will be rendered. These tags, combined with links, the ability to input data into data entry forms, and the ability to execute external programs with Common Gateway Interface (CGI), provide some level of functionality and thus provide the ability to create working applications that operate over the Web. But this combination of tools and components ...

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