Introduction to HTML

Introduction

 

This document gives information about some of the basic tags used to create a web page. There are many html tutorials available on the web, but the information below will help you create a basic web page.

HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)

It is the universal language understood by all WWW (World Wide Web) clients.

An HTML document (program) is ASCII text with embedded instructions (markups) which affect the way the text is displayed.

The basic model for HTML execution is to fetch a document by its name (e.g. URL), interpret the HTML and display the document, possibly fetching additional HTML documents in the process.

It can accept user input and/or cause additional HTML documents to be fetched by URL.

Providing safety, platform independence, and the ability to interact with a variety of formats, protocols, tools, and languages makes it a universal language.

 

Designing web site

 

Advantages and Disadvantages   of  HTML

 

Advantages

  • Easy to use
  • Loose syntax (although, being too flexible will not comply with standards)
  • Supported on almost every browser, if not all browsers.
  • Widely used; established on 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 & code even for novice programmers
  • 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 (most of the time, it is CSS)
  • Security features offered by HTML are limited

Disadvantages

  • 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 (most of the time, it is CSS)
  • Security features offered by HTML are limited

 

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