Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)

Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is a standard markup language for creating web pages. It describes the structure and meaning of the web page. “Hypertext” refers to hyperlinks that connect the page to other pages. “Markup language” refers to the use of tags that define the elements on the page. HTML documents consist of HTML elements which start and end with tags or consist of only a tag.

HTML document tells the web browser how to display the content of the page. For example, <title>Glossary</title> element defines that the page’s title is, in this example, Glossary.

HTML was developed in 1990 by Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web. Even now, every web page on the Internet uses a version of HTML code.