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What is HTML?

HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language. HTML is a language for describing web pages. HTML is not a programming language, it is a markup language (A markup language is a set of markup tags). Markup tags describe how text should be displayed.

Important characteristics of HTML

  1. HTML markup tags are usually called HTML tags.
  2. HTML tags are keywords surrounded by angle brackets like <html>
  3. HTML tags normally come in pairs like <b> and </b>
  4. The first tag in a pair is the start tag (opening tag), the second tag is the end tag (closing tag).
  5. An HTML file is a text file with HTML tags and file name must end with .htm or .html. This file can be created using a simple text editor so it is also called n HTML document or a web page

This is the basic notation of HTML document

<html>
<head></head>
<body><p>What is HTML?</p>
</body>
</html>


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