The History of HTML
HTML, or Hypertext Markup Language, is the standard markup language for creating web pages. It has a long and interesting history that dates back to the early days of the World Wide Web.
HTML was first developed in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee, a researcher at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research). He was working on a way to share scientific information over the Internet, and he created HTML as a way to structure and format the content of web pages.
The first version of HTML, HTML 1.0, was released in 1991. It was a very basic language, with just a few tags for creating headings, paragraphs, lists, and links.
Over the years, HTML has evolved and grown to include more tags and features. HTML 2.0 was released in 1995, and it introduced new tags for tables, forms, and frames. HTML 3.2, released in 1997, added support for style sheets and other advanced features.
In 2000, HTML 4.01 was released, which added support for XML (Extensible Markup Language) and introduced new tags for multimedia content like audio and video.
The latest version of HTML, HTML5, was released in 2014. It includes new elements and features that make it easier to create modern, interactive websites. Some of these features include the ability to play audio and video, create graphics with the
<canvas> element, and use web components to create reusable chunks of code.
Today, HTML is used to create millions of websites, from simple personal blogs to complex e-commerce sites. It has become an essential part of the modern web, and it’s a skill that is in high demand among web developers.
To review these concepts, we will go through a series of exercises designed to test your understanding and apply what you have learned.