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Hyper Text Mark up Language (HTML) is the main mark up language for web pages. HTML elements are the basic building-blocks of web pages. 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 most commonly come in pairs like <h1> and </h1>, although some tags, known as empty elements, are unpaired, for example <img>. 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. 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 web pages. HTML is a language for describing web pages.
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HTML stands for Hyper Text Mark up Language HTML is not a programming language, it is a mark up language A mark up language is a set of mark up tags HTML uses mark up tags to describe web pages.

HTML Tags HTML mark up tags are usually called HTML tags
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HTML tags are keywords surrounded by angle brackets like <html> HTML tags normally come in pairs like <b> and </b> The first tag in a pair is the start tag, the second tag is the end tag Start and end tags are also called opening tags and closing tags.

Features of HTML
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Very fast database engine Open source Written in Java Embedded and Server mode, Clustering support Strong security features Multi version concurrency

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East to use Loose syntax(although, being too flexible will not comply with standards) Supported on almost every browser, if not all browser Widely used; establish ion almost every website, if not all websites. Very similar to XML syntax, which is increasingly used for data storage Free-you need not buy any software Easy to learn and code even for novice programmers

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It cannot produce dynamic output alone, since it is a static language Sometimes, the structuring of HTML documents is hard to grasp You have to keep up with deprecated tags, and make sure not to use them Deprecated tags appear because another language that works with HTML has replaced the original work of the tag; thus the other language needs to be learned. Security features offered by HTML are limited