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What is HTML?

What is HTML? HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is the basic element of the web, it is the one that defines the meaning and structures of the contents of the web. The word "Hypertext" refers to the links that connect web pages to each other, that is, the links that you find in the top bar of your browser.

In this blog we will talk about the HTML programming language, I will teach you what is HTML?, as we solve this question I will give you tips that you may not have known before and that will help you to better understand this language. Join me and let's learn together.

What is HTML?

HTML is a programming language to which mdn web docs define as follows:

"Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is the code used to structure and display a web page and its contents. For example, your content could be paragraphs, a bulleted list, or images and data tables. As the title suggests, this article will give you a basic understanding of HTML and what it does."

After knowing this more technical answer about what HTML is, we can look at other aspects that help us build our own definition of HTML, trying to make it simpler and easier to understand.

Then we already know that HTML is a programming language (Programming language according to Wikipedia is a form language that provides the programmer with the ability to write a series of instructions or sequence of orders in the form of an algorithm) with which the content of web pages, it should be clarified that it is not the one who designs the graphic part of the web, but the one who orders the elements of it. Now, let's take apart the sentence hypertext markup language and we will define each word starting with:

  • "hypertext": According to the RAE definition:

"Set structured from texts, graphics, etc., United Come in Yes for links and connections logical.”

In the case of HTML, it refers to the links that connect web pages to each other.

  • “Brands”: The marks in this context fulfill the function of labeling various elements that are part of the content such as images, texts, among other elements that are displayed in the browser. So a brand is the way to segment and divide the elements that will be displayed on the web page.
  • Language: According to Google's decision:

"The human being's own ability to express thoughts and feelings through words.

And in this context we can say that language is the code with which we structure web pages.

Now that we have defined the HTML sentence, let's continue with the main elements of the language

  1. Opening tag: An opening tag consists of the name of the element that is enclosed in greater than and less than signs, when stating where the paragraph begins.
  2.  The closing tag: This tag is the same as the opening tag, except that a diagonal slash is added to establish where the element ends. In this case where the sentence that we use as an example ends (See example below).
  3. The content: is the element that contains the information, in the case of our example the content consists only of text (See example below).
  4.  The element: is the set of the closing opening tag and the content.

To clarify it better, let's give an example:

<p>the house is white</p>

(opening) (content) (closing)


The ones in bold are the opening and closing tags, the house is white is taken as content and the whole set is the element.

After breaking down and seeing the most important parts of the code, we say that it is a set of tags that are used to define and classify the text and the other elements that will make up the web page that you are making.

We are going to synthesize everything we already know to get our own definition, then we know what HTML is technically, which is a code to structure the contents of a web page, we also know the meaning of the words hypertext markup language, being hypertext the links that connect the pages to each other, brands, being the labels of the elements that make up the content and language the code in which it is written; In addition to knowing the most important parts of the HTML code that are the opening tag, the closing tag, the content and the element, we explain it with an example to make it more didactic.

Now yes, let's make our definition. For Auladig, the definition of HTML is: Programming language that uses tags to structure and organize the elements of a web page that will later be viewed and shared through web 2.0 and that has a hyperlink that will link it to other pages.

In conclusion, the HTML programming language is basic and essential if you want to learn how to develop web pages.

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