Brief History of HTML

Brief History of Hyper Text Markup LanguageBrief History of Hyper Text Markup Language

Brief History of HTML5

The use of World Wide Web is growing day by day with a very rapid speed. So the tools and the contents used on the internet are get fame as well. The web pages and websites are used to view information on the internet and these are made by using HTML. HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language.

The first HTML specification was published on 24 November 1995 and was named HTML 2.0. After the first HTML 3.2 was published on January 14 1997 as a W3C recommendation. It was the first standardized version which was developed exclusively by the W3C. HTML 4.0 was the next W3C Recommendation and was published on December 18, 1997 with three variations Strict, Transitional and Frameset. It would be another 17 years previous to the present HTML5 standard was published in October of 2014.

Brief History of Hyper Text Markup Language

Brief History of Hyper Text Markup Language

HTML 4.01 was published on December 24, 1999 as a W3C recommendation. HTML5 was published on October 28, 2014 as a W3C Recommendation. HTML 5.1 was published on November 1, 2016 as a W3C Recommendation.

Over the years the browsers are making their own changes of HTML. Many of the changes are taken from the W3C recommendations and the other changes are specific to every browser. There are many differences in HTML behaviors in different browsers still after the W3C standards and cross browser compatibility is one of the big issue that every developer has to face using different browsers.

There are some key components that HTML markup has like HTML tags and the HTML Tags attributes, the entity references, character references and character based data types. There are paired and single HTML tags. You can get more information about HTML tags here.

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