Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is the basic programming language of the World Wide Web. It’s the common thread that ties together virtually every website, from large-scale corporate sites like Microsoft’s to single-page classroom projects at the local grade school.
In simple terms, a webpage (or HTML document) is a plain text file that has been encoded using HTML so that it appears nicely formatted in a web browser. Here’s what HTML means, word-by-word:
Hypertext Text that you click to jump from document to document. This is a reference to the ability of webpages to link to one another.
Markup Tags that apply layout and formatting conventions to plain text. Literally, the plain text is “marked up” with the tags.
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