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HTML (Hypertext Markup Language)


Definition: HTML (Hypertext Markup Language): A set of conventions for marking the portions of a document so that, when accessed by a program called a parser, each portion appears with a distinctive format. HTML is the markup language behind the appearance of documents on the WWW (World Wide Web), and the parser programs for accessing thes documents are called Webbrowsers. A subset of the SGML (Standard Generalised Markup Language), HTML includes capabilities that enable authors to insert hyperlinks, which when clicked display another HTML document. The process of composing HTML text is called authoring. You can author HTML text by editing a plain-text document with a stand alone HTML editor, such as HTML assistant. In adddition, add-on programs are available that provide HTML editing capaibilities such as Bluefish. Unlike a word processing program's formatting codes, HTML codes - called tags - do not specify just how the tagged text is a certain portion of a document, such as a title, heading, or body text. The parser decides how to format the text.

Source: QUECID / Linux Dictionary V 0.16
Author: Binh Nguyen linuxfilesystem(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)au

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