HTML A Brief Introduction

Introduction of HTML ( Hyper Text Markup Language)

HTML stands “Hypertext Markup Language”.HTML or HyperText Markup Language is the markup language used to create web pages.HTML is written in the HTML elements form, consisting of tags enclosed in angle bracket (like <html> ).

HTML A Brief Introduction
HTML A Brief Introduction

The only constant thing in  the world is change.Man has always craved for Knowledge from the time ,he has set foot on earth.The internet provides a lot of services related to exchange of information like FTP,email and World Wide Web.

To publish information for global distribution,one needs a universally understood language,a kind of publishing mother tongue,that all computer may potentially understand.The publishing language used by the world wide web is HTML(hyper text markup language). A standardized language of computer code,embedded in “source”documents behind all web documents and formatting instructions for display on the screen.It embeds within it other programming languages and applications such as SGML, XML, Java Script and more.This language gives authors the means to following features.

  1. Publish online documents with headings,text,tables,lists,photos etc.
  2. Retrieve online information via hypertext links,at the click of button.
  3. Design forms for conducting transaction with remote services,for use in searching for information, making reservations, ordering products etc.
  4. Include spread sheets,video clips,sound clips and other applications directly in their documents

When hyper text markup language writing , you add “tags” to the text in order to create the structure. These tags tell the browser how to display the text or graphics in the document. For example, the following document has a simple layout (structure). Notice there are three major parts: a heading, two paragraphs and a bulleted list.

History Of HTML

HTML was developed by Tim Berners-Lee while at the “European Organization for Nuclear Research” , known as CERN is a European research organization whose purpose is to operate the world’s largest particle physics laboratory.Html was popularized by the Mosaic browser.At that time the Web depends on web page authors and vendors the same conventions for HTML.This has motivated joint work on specifications for hyper text markup language.

HTML 2.0 was developed under the aegis of the internet engineering task force on November 1995. HTML + and HTML 3.0 proposed much richer versions of HTML. Hyper Text Markup Language document should work well across different web browsers.