HTML is a language!

Discussion in 'Web Design & Coding' started by ZAnwar, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. ZAnwar

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    My cousin reckons that HTML ain't a language just because it was formally known as HyperText Markup Louie

    Please can everybody explain that HTML is still a language!

    P.S. My cousin is a n00b! :mad:
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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  3. ZAnwar

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    oooh, thanks SPeedY, i appreciate it!
     
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  6. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    Louie....i think he was taking the p*ss mate! haha
     
  7. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    heh, SPeedY_B and his instant web dictionary knowledge
     
  8. SPeedY_B

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    Mozilla shortcuts are the secret :p
     
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    Louie??

    It is a language, but one may hesitate to call it a programming language.
     
  10. versionfiv

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    Hence...Hyper Text Markup Language
     
  11. ZAnwar

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    look at the L


    H-T-M-L are initials that stand for HyperText Markup Language (computer people love initials and acronyms -- you'll be talking acronyms ASAP). Let me break it down for you:


    Hyper is the opposite of linear. It used to be that computer programs had to move in a linear fashion. This before this, this before this, and so on. HTML does not hold to that pattern and allows the person viewing the World Wide Web page to go anywhere, any time they want.

    Text is what you will use. Real, honest to goodness English letters.

    Mark up is what you will do. You will write in plain English and then mark up what you wrote. More to come on that in the next Primer.

    Language because they needed something that started with "L" to finish HTML and Hypertext Markup Louie didn't flow correctly. Because it's a language, really -- but the language is plain English.
     
  12. X-Istence

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    HTML is a language, but not a programming language, eventhough some consider HTML to be programming a web browsers ( Kinds cool thought aint it )
     
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    I went to the island of shtml once, got parsed out of my skull and woke up on a raft.
     
  14. X-Istence

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    SHTML is confusing, good ol PHP does the same and more so i am all good.
     
  15. Tabula Rasa

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    HTML is a language... and so is Dutch! (just wanted to point this out).
    BTW, doesn't matter what HTML stands for... its still a language because it falls under the definition of a language.
     
  16. ZAnwar

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    ok, thanks!
     
  17. Geffy

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    methinks you have won this dispute now :p
     
  18. ZAnwar

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    me thinks this too :)
     
  19. X-Istence

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    Good.

    And i think most people dont know that Benny, thanks for clearing it up.