Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is a syntax used to format a text document on the web. These documents are interpreted by web browsers such as Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator. HTML can be created as standard ASCII text with “tags” included to pass on extra information about character formatting and page layout to a web browser. The fact that HTML is, in essence, ASCII text is what makes it so universally compatible. This fact also makes it easy to edit: almost all computers are equipped with a text editor that can be used to edit HTML.
In Another words HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language, the language of the World Wide Web. Web sites and web pages are written in HTML. With HTML and the WWW, we have the ability to bring together text, pictures, sounds, video and links all in one place! HTML files are plain-text files, so they could be edited on any type of computer….PC, Mac, UNIX, whatever using standard editors such as notepad and wordpad. HTML can be viewed using browser such as Mozilla Firefox and IE. The reason why HTML is the standard formatting tool for WWW is that it is cross platforms, meaning that it could be viewed through different type of computers with different operating system such as the Mainframes, Apple computers, the UNIX system and the popular IBM compatible PCs. It is sort of a common Internet language.