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.
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 ...