HyperText Markup Language, the document standard of the World Wide Web for creating web pages and web applications. HTML describes the structure of a web page semantically and originally included cues for the appearance of the document.

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First released 1993
Developed by W3C & WHATWG
Latest stable version 5.1.2
Open-source Yes
Used by all websites

Interesting facts

The acceptance of HTML by web page designers has allowed them to think of a document as a way of accessing information, rather than a collection of static pages that can only be read when downloaded.


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