HyperText markup language (html) is a computer language devised to allow website creation.
The definition of HTML is HyperText Markup Language.
- HyperText is the method by which you move around on the web — by clicking on special text called hyperlinks which bring you to the next page. The fact that it is hyper just means it is not linear — i.e. you can go to any place on the Internet whenever you want by clicking on links — there is no set order to do things in.
- Markup is what HTML tags do to the text inside them. They mark it as a certain type of text ( italicized text, for example).
- HTML is a Language, as it has code-words and syntax like any other language.
Each individual markup code is referred to as an element (but many people also refer to it as a tag). Some elements come in pairs that indicate when some display effect is to begin and when it is to end.
HTML elements are delineated by tags, written using angle brackets. Tags such as
<img /> and
<input /> introduce content into the page directly. Others such as
<p>...</p> surround and provide information about document text and may include other tags as sub-elements. Browsers do not display the HTML tags, but use them to interpret the content of the page.