About HTML

The HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is an SGML application for marking up documents for inclusion in the World Wide Web. HTML allows you to:

Publish documents to the Internet in a platform independent format

Create links to related works from your document

Include graphics and multimedia data with your document

Link to non-World Wide Web information resources on the Internet

HTML was originally intended to be used for encoding document structures. While there are now many formatting and formatting-like tags, there are also numerous tags that apply to text structures like headings, paragraphs and tables.

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James Powell
Scholarly Communications, Virginia Tech

Last updated: November 5, 1996

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