HTML

Last reviewed/updated: 01 Jun 2019 | Published: 08 Jan 2014 | Status: Active
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1. Introduction

  • HyperText Markup Language (HTML).
  • The web language for adding content to web pages.
  • The web language that defines content types, a basic structure for each content type, and the syntax for adding content to a web page.
  • The web language in which markup is used to; 1.) add content to a web page, and 2.) impart structural information upon the content. The structural information that markup imparts upon content includes; 1.) a structure type (e.g., heading, paragraph, etc.), and 2.) the demarcation of the starting and ending points for the application of the structure type.
  • The web page content and content structure language.
  • Basic unit: markup. Syntax: <element>content</element>.

2. Original Content


3. Standards

Per the 28 May 2019 Memorandum Of Understanding Between W3C And WHATWG (w3.org), HTML and DOM shall be developed principally in the WHATWG, following WHATWG Living Standard (LS) specification process. Also, W3C agrees to discontinue its release plans for W3C versions of HTML 5.3 and DOM 4.1. In other words, the W3C and WHATWG have agreed to recognize the WHATWG HTML Living Standard as the official HTML standard moving forward. For additional information, see Memorandum Of Understanding Between W3C And WHATWG (w3.org).

3.1. WHATWG HTML Specification

3.2. W3C HTML 3.2, 4.0, And 4.01 Recommendations

3.3. W3C XHTML Recommendations/Etc.

3.4. W3C HTML5 Recommendations/Etc.

3.4.1. W3C HTML5 Recommendations

Per the 28 May 2019 Memorandum Of Understanding Between W3C And WHATWG (w3.org), HTML and DOM shall be developed principally in the WHATWG, following WHATWG Living Standard (LS) specification process. Also, W3C agrees to discontinue its release plans for W3C versions of HTML 5.3 and DOM 4.1. In other words, the W3C and WHATWG have agreed to recognize the WHATWG HTML Living Standard as the official HTML standard moving forward. For additional information, see Memorandum Of Understanding Between W3C And WHATWG (w3.org).

3.4.2. W3C HTML5 Working Group Notes

3.4.3. W3C HTML5 Working Drafts

3.5. W3C RDFa Recommendations/Etc.

3.5.1. W3C RDFa Recommendations

3.5.2. W3C RDFa Working Group Notes


4. Resources


5. Miscellaneous