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HTML

Reza Sorasti
Reza Sorasti
491 Points

Markup

I was watching the first video on Front End Web Development track called How to Make a Website. The instructor is talking about HTML and CSS. He goes on and says, "By describing the various parts of the document with markup, web browsers can parse the structure and its contents." What does the word "markup" refers to in this context?

2 Answers

Shawn Rieger
Shawn Rieger
9,916 Points

Hi, Reza!

HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language. Markup here simply refers to the tags and syntax used to build out a web page. Take a look at this Wikipedia page for more general info on 'markup languages'...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markup_language

Hope that helps!

Reza Sorasti
Reza Sorasti
491 Points

Thanks Shawn for your response. Got it!