Definition: Hyper Text Mark-up Language: file format which embeds mark-ups or tags into text which can then be read by Internet browser software e.g. Explorer, Netscape. * It can be written by simple word-processing software.
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It was never meant for layout. HTML was thought up to help organise information (Header 1, Header 2, etc.) and never intended for describing graphic elements. How could it, most computers at the time were still working on command-lines and text only. It says a lot for the ingenuity of nerdkind that the sophisticated web pages of today are still founded on HTML whose roots will be familiar to those who tagged Wordstar documents for printing or anyone old enough to have marked up typewritten copy for printers to set.

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