HTML is the standard for creating web pages over HTTP. HTML stands for hyper text markup language. HTML is controlled by the W3C which is an assosiation assigned to setting world standards on the internet.
HTML has had different versions throughout its life. Until a few years ago (about 2000) HTML 4.01 was the standard, but since then the W3C has made XHTML 1.0 the official standard lanuage although software has been slow on the uptake. Internet Explorer 6.0 supports XHTML, and a few of the latest web editors such as Dreamweaver MX also support it.
What is HTML made of?
HTML is made up of tags such as <head> or <table> of which content is then put inside. <p> stands for paragh and every time a new <p> tag is used another paragragh is added to the page. Take a look at this code:
<p>This text would be in its own paragragh</p>
After the content is in the tag is closed with a slash inside the tag. In this case it is </p>. Most tags need closing. However some tags such as Horizontal Lines <hr /> do not. A HTML page is made up of two main sections. The head and the body. You will learn more about these later.
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