Term:HTML [HyperText Mark-up Language]
HTML is an acronym for HyperText Mark-up Language.
Hypertext is a general term referring to a form of document that includes “links” – either references to other pages, other documents, or other locations within an the existing document – that can be used to go to the linked location. The ability to click on a link and have the referenced page be displayed puts the “hyper” in hypertext.
Mark-up Language refers to the specific techniques and rules used to encode links and other information into an HTML document.
|Internet media type|
|Uniform Type Identifier (UTI)||public.html|
|Type of format||Document file format|
|Container for||HTML elements|
|Contained by||Web browser|
Web browsers receive HTML documents from a web server or from local storage and render the documents into multimedia web pages. HTML describes the structure of a web page semantically and originally included cues for the appearance of the document.
HTML elements are the building blocks of HTML pages. With HTML constructs, images and other objects such as interactive forms may be embedded into the rendered page. HTML provides a means to create structured documents by denoting structural semantics for text such as headings, paragraphs, lists, links, quotes and other items. HTML elements are delineated by tags, written using angle brackets. Tags such as
<img /> and
<input /> directly introduce content into the page. Other tags such as
<p> surround and provide information about document text and may include other tags as sub-elements. Browsers do not display the HTML tags, but use them to interpret the content of the page.