What Is HTML?

This section provides a quick introduction of HTML (HyperText Markup Language), a scripting language that allows authors to publish text, multimedia and hyperlink information using text files embedded with tags.

What Is HTML? HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is the publishing language of the World Wide Web. HTML is a markup language that allows authors to publish text, multimedia and hyperlink information using text files embedded with tags.

Here is an example of an HTML document:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<!-- Big_Bang.html
 - Copyright (c) 2014, HerongYang.com, All Rights Reserved.
-->
<html>
<head>
<title>Big Bang Theory</title>
</head>
<body>
<h2>Illustration of the Big Bang Theory</h2>

<p><img src="Big_Bang.png" alt="Big Bang Theory"><br/>
The above picture illustrates the Big Bang theory - The Universe 
expanded from an extremely dense and hot state and continues to expand
today. 
</p>

<p>Read the
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bang">full article</a> on 
Wikimedia to learn more about the Big Bang theory.
</p>
</body>
</html>

When the above HTML document is viewed in a Web browser, you will see something like this:
HTML Document Viewed in Web Browser

Last update: 2014.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

Introduction of HTML

What Is HTML?

 History of HTML

 Differences between HTML and XHTML

 Relation between HTML and CSS

 Relation between HTML and JavaScript

 Relation between HTML and DOM

 Relation between HTML and DHTML

 Relation between HTML and SVG

 Introduction of HTML5 Features

 HTML Document Structure and Content

 HTML Document and Elements Syntax

 References

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