About HTML

About HTML and HTML 3

If you are familiar with the computer you may have heard the term HTML, but you may have questions with it, what is it, how does it work. Let's start with answering what it is. HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language. It is a computer language devised to allow website creation, that can be viewed from another person's computer connected to the internet. It is an evergrowing and evolving system controlled by the W3C organization, which designs and maintains the language.

Introduction to HTML

HTML is based on, a series of shortcodes typed into a text-file, which then saved as an HTML file and can be viewed through a browser like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc. These browsers translate the tags and other elements in the HTML, into text formats that can be read by us.

The tags are the difference factor between HTML code and Normal text. They are known as the words in between angle-brackets. They appear at the start and the end of a sentence, headline or paragraph depending on the use. Basically what the browser does with this code is, it identify what it stands for and renders the page to you according to those codes. From simple to complex these tags can contain varied information, you will not see these codes on the web page, but you can see the effects.

General Overview on HTML 3.0

The HTML 3.0 has been created with following these guidelines, simplicity, scalability, platform independence, content, not presentation markup, support for cascaded stylesheets, support for non-visual media, support for different ways of creating HTML.

It was expected that people's demands would change, and demands will be increased from HTML as time goes on. One of the pressures of this manifestation is to add more tags. HTML 3.0 introduces an open-ended way for sub classing elements. Without complicating itself HTML 3.0 can support richer search mechanisms, by distinguishing the role of a paragraph element as tensor or couplet in a stanza.

HTML 3.0 is a versatile creation; it was generated in many ways. One of them is it is deliberately simple that it can be typed in by hand. Another choice is using authored Wysiwyg editor, or you can generate via export filters from common word processing formats, or any other standard general markup language (SGML) implementation.

HTML 3.0 has been created to use with style sheets which creates a rich control over document rendering. It was made this way, to stop the temptation to add more to more presenting features. It takes into account the user’s preferences, window size, and other resource limitations.

The features of HTML 3.0 is coming from generally Web. It has been acted as a huge experimental zone for testing and abusing the system to its limits to achieve a particular effect with it. As a result, HTML 3.0 includes, fine positioning control with entities and customized lists. Apart from this, some additional features include disclaimers, customized navigation/search tools, static banner area. While the NOTE element is used for warnings, cautions, and footnotes. The LINK element has been used to provide navigation for standard toolbar/menu items, like previous and next buttons.