Meaning of HTML in English

An acronym for a H yper T ext M arkup L anguage DTD . HTML is the language used to tag various parts of a Web document so browsing software will know how to display that document's links, text, graphics and attached media. Your are viewing an HTML document at this moment. The popular HTML and the emerging HTML are subsets of the GML text scripting conceived in1969 IBM researchers depicting G eneralized M arkup L anguages (and not-so-coincidentally the lead researchers were named G oldfarb, M osher, and L orie). Between 1978 and 1987, Dr. Charles F. Goldfarb led the team that developed the SGML Standard GML that is became International Standard ISO 8879. In 1990, Tim Berners-Lee led a team of particle physicists that invented the World Wide Web using a very small part of SGML that became the widely known and used scripting language known as Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). SGML is tremendously powerful but inefficient and complex. More...

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