|Internet media type|
|Uniform Type Identifier||public.html|
|Developed by||World Wide Web Consortium & WHATWG|
|Type of format||Markup language|
and, although some tags, known as empty elements, are unpaired, for example . 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, tags, comments, and other types of text-based content.
The purpose of a web browser is to read HTML documents and compose them into visible or audible web pages. The browser does not display the HTML tags, but uses the tags to interpret the content of the page.
Web browsers can also refer to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to define the appearance and layout of text and other material. The W3C, maintainer of both the HTML and the CSS standards, encourages the use of CSS over explicitly presentational HTML markup.
- 1 History
- 2 Markup
- 3 Semantic HTML
- 4 Delivery
- 5 Current variations
- 6 Hypertext features not in HTML
- 7 WYSIWYG editors
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links