Jun 29, 2015

What does Markup Language(ML) mean?


Markup Language(ML)

Markup refers to the sequence of characters or other symbols that you insert at certain places in a text or word processing file to indicate how the file should look when it is printed or displayed or to describe the document's logical structure. The markup indicators are often called "tags."

Markup languages are designed for the processing, definition and presentation of text. The language specifies code for formatting, both the layout and style, within a text file. The code used to specify the formatting are called tags.



Its a computer language that uses tags to define elements within a document. A markup language is a language that annotates text so that the computer can manipulate the text. Most markup languages are human-readable, meaning markup files contain standard words, rather than typical programming syntax. While several markup languages exist, the two most popular are HTML and XML.

Markup doesn’t have to be computer readable. Annotations done in print or in a book are also markup. For example, many students in school will highlight certain phrases in their text books. This indicates that the highlighted text is more important than the surrounding text.
The highlight color is markup.

The markup tags are < and >. Any text that appears within one of those characters is considered part of the markup language and not part of the annotated text.

For example:

    <p>
    this is HTML written a paragraph of text
    </p>

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