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Summary

Name Hypertext Markup Language
Version  
Other names HTML
Identifiers PUID:  fmt/96
Apple Uniform Type Identifier:  public.html
MIME:  text/html
Family  
Classification Text (Mark-up)
Disclosure None
Description The HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is a markup language designed for the rendering of information via a web browser. It was originally defined as a highly simplified subset of SGML, but is now an international standard, and is maintained by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). A HTML document consists of nested elements, each of which may have attributes and content. The notion of a generic HTML format is used here to define HTML documents which pre-date the first formal specification (HTML 2.0), or which otherwise to do not fully conform to any formal specifications.
Orientation Text
Byte order  
Related file formats Has lower priority than Internet Archive (1.0)
Has lower priority than Extensible Markup Language (1.0)
Has lower priority than Hypertext Markup Language (2.0)
Has lower priority than Hypertext Markup Language (3.2)
Has lower priority than Hypertext Markup Language (4.0)
Has lower priority than Hypertext Markup Language (4.01)
Has lower priority than Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (1.0)
Has lower priority than Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (1.1)
Has lower priority than Java Archive Format  
Has lower priority than Internet Message Format  
Has lower priority than WARC  
Has lower priority than Internet Archive (1.1)
Has lower priority than Hypertext Markup Language (5)
Has lower priority than Apple iBook format  
Has lower priority than ePub format  
Has lower priority than Internet Explorer for Mac cache file  
Has lower priority than Vector Markup Language  
Technical Environment  
Released  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 11 Mar 2005
Source description  
Last updated 02 Aug 2005
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