What Does HTML Stand For?

"HTML" is an acronym that stands for hyper text markup language. "Hyper text" refers to links that connect Web pages and websites, and "markup language" means a set of markup tags.

The Mozilla Developer Network describes HTML as a language that "describes the structure and the semantic content of a Web document." Content for a webpage is sectioned off with HTML elements. An HTML document is defined with an opening HTML tag at the beginning of the code and a closing HTML tag at the end. These HTML tags tell a Web browser that it is an HTML document. Extensible hyper text markup language, or XHTML, is a stricter, more structured variation of HTML.