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  • Last Updated : 26 May, 2022

Hypertext markup language (HTML) is a Hypertext markup language, the standard markup language for documents designed to displayed and viewed on the online during a browser also helps to create the structure of the web page. because it is a markup language, it consists of many tags. There are tags to display text, tables, ordered lists and unordered lists, etc. There are two main sections on the HTML page: head and body section. The data that describes the page also termed as metadata is inside the head section while the body section includes all the tags that are necessary to represent the visible content of the web page HTML is a platform-independent language so that can be made in use in any platform like Windows, Linux, Macintosh, etc. 

There are various HTML versions. The newest version is HTML 5. it’s more advanced features like Geo-location, native audio, and video support, Canvas, web socket, etc. Usually, HTML is a simple language to find out and use. A programmer can create an HTML file employing a simple text editor and execute it employing a browser. 


Advantages : 

  • HTML helps to build structure of a website and is a widely used Markup language.
  • It is easy to learn.
  • Every browser supports HTML Language.
  • HTML is light weighted and fast to load.
  • Storage of big files are allowed because of the application cache feature.
  • Do not get to purchase any extra software because it’s by default in every window.
  • Loose syntax (although, being too flexible won’t suit standards).
  • HTML is simple to edit as being a plain text.
  • It integrates easily with other languages such as JavaScript, CSS etc.
  • HTML is that it is easy to code even for novice programmers.
  • HTML also allows the utilization of templates, which makes designing a webpage easy.
  • It is fast to download as the text is compressible.
  • Very useful for beginners in the web designing field.
  • HTML can be supported to each and every browser, if not supported to all the browsers.
  • HTML is built on almost every website, if not all websites.
  • HTML is increasingly used for data storage as like XML syntax.
  • HTML has many tag and attributes which can short your line of code.

Disadvantages : 

  • It cannot produce dynamic output alone, since it’s a static language.
  • Making the structure of HTML documents becomes tough to understand.
  • Errors can be costly.
  • It is the time consuming as the time it consume to maintain on the color scheme of a page and to make lists, tables and forms.
  • We need to write a lot of code for just creating a simple webpage.
  • We have to check up the deprecated tags and confirm not to use them to appear because another language that works with HTML has replaced the first work of the tag, and hence the opposite language needs to be understood and learned.
  • Security features offered by HTML are limited.
  • If we need to write down long code for creating a webpage then it produces some complexity.
  • HTML can create only static and plain pages so if we’d like dynamic pages then HTML isn’t useful.
  • Editing of web page need to be done separately , they are not centralized.


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