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    html stands for HyperText Markup Language.What is mark up here?

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    Markup means to structure it in a specific format.

    Hypertext means machine readable text.

    So HTML is Structuring of contents using machine readable text. It is just to display static pages. So we should design the contents and area where it should be displayed.
    Markup language is a set of markup tags. HTML uses markup tags to describe web pages.
    Markup language is a text-formatting language designed to transform raw text into structured documents, by inserting procedural and descriptive markup into the raw text.
    Markup is what HTML do to the text inside them. They mark it as a certain type of text(like bold, italic, underline etc).
    HTML is a language as it has its own code words like any other language.
    Due to these reasons HTML is calles Markup language.

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    HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language so Markup in this tells the Web browser how to display a Web page's words and images for the user. It determines the look and structure of a text like font type, size and color .

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    HTML has actually been used to create static pages. HTML is required to replace the HTML document.HTML code we use to define the beginning and end part of the file and start and end of the text attributes and other documents of the object. Markup language written language format designed the structure of the original text of the document the addition of the procedural and descriptive tags in plain text.

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    Yes its not a programming language.It consists of tags.

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    HTML is actually used creating staticc pages. What we do using HTML is we just write what should come in the required place of the HTML document.
    For example we can use the newspaper printing process. Before printing the editor mark what should be come on first column, second paragraph etc. This is called marking.[/COLOR]
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    Hello..

    Because of HTML is Structuring of contents using machine readable text. It is just to display static pages. So we should design the contents and area where it should be displayed.

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    [COLOR=BLACK]Markup language is a set of markup tags. HTML uses markup tags to describe web pages.
    [/COLOR][COLOR=BLACK]Markup language is a text-formatting language designed to transform raw text into structured documents, by inserting procedural and descriptive markup into the raw text. [/COLOR]

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    Markup language is a modern method for the annotating the text in such a way that it will be syntactically distinguished from that of text. The term derived from the marking of manuscripts or you can say highlighting.HTML is a different way of representing the text.

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    According to my thinking point of view Markup accent is a avant-garde adjustment for the annotating the argument in such a way that it will be syntactically acclaimed from that of text. The appellation acquired from the appearance of manuscripts or you can say highlighting.HTML is a altered way of apery the text.

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    Html is called markup language because it is made up of mark up tags.
    These tags are important to display our data. And these tags marks our data into proper format.

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    Markup comprises a set of symbols, or a language, that can be used to provide instructions. The use of markup is supported by rules that define the symbols and how they should be used: a specification.

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    B'coz of tag used.

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    HTML is used to display static web pages , the tags we use in the source code of the program is mark-ups. we call them as mark-up or tags, this is to make the content on the web page aligned....they are rich in tagging sense,align are create a tag without some descriptive tags then you can understand why it is termed mark-up language.

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    To "mark up" means to determine the look and structure of a text (font type, size, color).

    The transition to a "programming language" is theoretically fluent - but generally a markup language is to determine how things look, and a programming language is to determine how things react to user actions.

    When websites are "interactive" - for example, if they contain games, or movable sub-windows or small text-editors - this is realized not with HTML, but with Javascript or Flash or Java, which are separate formats that can be integrated in HTML. They themselves are programming languages, HTML is not.


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    HTML, which stands for HyperText Markup Language, is the predominant markup language for web pages. HTML elements are the basic building-blocks of webpages.
    HTML is written in the form of HTML elements consisting of tags, enclosed in angle brackets (like <html>), within the web page content. HTML tags normally come in pairs like <h1> and </h1>. The first tag in a pair is the start tag, the second tag is the end tag (they are also called opening tags and closing tags). In between these tags web designers can add text, tables, images, etc..
    The purpose of a web browser is to read HTML documents and compose them into visual or audible web pages. The browser does not display the HTML tags, but uses the tags to interpret the content of the page.
    HTML elements form the building blocks of all websites. HTML allows images and objects to be embedded and can be used to create interactive forms. It provides a means to create structured documents by denoting structural semantics for text such as headings, paragraphs, lists, links, quotes and other items. It can embed scripts in languages such as JavaScript which affect the behavior of HTML webpages.

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    HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language & I totally agree with this saying that Markup in this tells the Web browser how to display a Web page's words and images for the user. It determines the look and structure of a text like font type, size and color .

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    Nice info for us.. I like it...