Hypertext Markup Language

n. (HTML, abbr.)ComputingA standard defining codes to format hypertext or hypermedia documents, especially for the web.


HTML was first developed by Tim Berners-Lee in 1990. Version 2.0 (RFC 1866) was released in 1994, version 3.2 was released in 1996, and version 4.0 was released in 1997 and revised in 1998. Version 4.01, a subversion of version 4.0 was released in 1999. HTML is being superseded by Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML). HTML and XHTML are maintained and developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). See http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/.