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Microsoft® HTML5 Step by Step by Faithe Wempen

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What Is HTML?

In simple terms, a Web page (or HTML document) is a plain text file that has been encoded using Hypertext Markup Language (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 Web pages 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.

  • Language A reference to the fact that HTML is considered a programming language.

Tip

When people think of computer programming, they usually think of writing a compiled program. A compiled programming language runs the human-readable programming code through ...

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