HTML is Many Things

HTML is many things:

  • It stands for HyperText Markup Language
  • It is a simple data format
  • It is used to create documents

HTML can be used to format text in bold, italic

, and to stikestrike out an error

You can use it to divide your writing into paragraphs.

You can use it to created undordered lists:

  • apples
  • oranges
  • bananas

You can use it to create ordered lists:

  1. one
  2. two
  3. three

You can use it to quote text:


LET US RAISE A STANDARD TO WHICH THE WISE AND THE HONEST CAN REPAIR. THE EVENT IS IN THE HAND OF GOD. – WASHINGTON

You can use it to create tables:

number square
1 1
2 4
4 16

You can link to documents on the web: The Wayward Word Press.

Those links are the key feature. It’s the links that have made the internet into the World Wide Web.

HTML is also an open standard: Hypertext Markup Language – 2.0

You don’t have to understand the standard. The important point is the folks who wrote the browser you are using to read this document had to read it very carefully. You can only read this document because a wise, honest community created that standard and another wise, honest community went to great lengths to implement it.

Here is an example of HTML:


   
  
 


<TITLE>HTML is Many Things</TITLE>


<p>HTML is many things:
   <ul>
      <li>It stands for HyperText Markup Language</li>
      <li>It is a simple data format</li>
      <li>It is used to create documents</li>
      </ul>
    
<p>HTML can be used to format text in <b>bold</b>, <i>italic</i></li>, and even to <strike>stike</strike>strike out an error.

<p>You can use it to divide your writing into paragraphs.

<p>You can use it to created undordered lists:
<ul>
	 <li>apples</li>
	 <li>oranges</li>
	 <li>bananas</li>
</ul>

<p>You can use it to create ordered lists:
    <ol>
       <li>one</li>
       <li>two</li>
       <li>three</li>
    </ol>

<p>You can use it to quote text:
<blockquote>
<strong>
LET US RAISE A STANDARD TO WHICH THE WISE AND THE HONEST CAN REPAIR. THE EVENT IS IN THE HAND OF GOD. - WASHINGTON
</strong>
</blockquote>

<p>You can use it to create tables:
<table border="1">
 <tr><td>number</td><td>square</td></tr>
 <tr><td>1</td><td>1</td></tr>	 </tr>
 <tr><td>2</td><td>4</td></tr>
 <tr><td>4</td><td>16</td></tr>
</table>

<p>You can link to documents on the web: <a href="https://daveshields.wordpress.com">The Wayward Word Press</a>.</p>

<p>Those links are the key feature. It's the links that have made the    <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet">internet</a> into the    <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Wide_Web">World Wide Web</a>.

</p>

<p>HTML is also an open standard: <a href="http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/html-spec/html-spec_toc.html">Hypertext Markup Language - 2.0</a>

<p>You don't have to understand the standard. The important point is the folks who wrote the browser you are using to read this document had to read it <i>very</i> carefully. You can only read this document because a <a href="https://daveshields.wordpress.com/2007/09/03/george-washington-on-standards/">wise, honest community</a> created that standard and another wise, honest community went to great lengths to implement it.
	 



      
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