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Name Hypertext Markup Language
Version 5
Other names  
Identifiers PUID:  fmt/471
MIME:  text/html
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. It begins with an HTML Document Type declaration. HTML 5 does not explicitly define the HTML version or any Document Type Definition (DTD) within the DOCTYPE tag.
Byte order  
Related file formats Has lower priority than MHTML  
Has lower priority than WARC  
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 Apple Safari Webarchive  
Has lower priority than WARC (1.1)
Has lower priority than WARC (1.0)
Has priority over Hypertext Markup Language  
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 25 Oct 2012
Source description This signature may be subject to further revision as, at the time of writing, development on the HTML5 standard is still ongoing.
Last updated 25 Oct 2012
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