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Name Hypertext Markup Language
Version 2.0
Other names HTML (2.0)
Identifiers PUID:  fmt/97
Apple Uniform Type Identifier:  public.html
MIME:  text/html
Classification Text (Mark-up)
Disclosure Full
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, defining the HTML version and Document Type Definition (DTD) to which it conforms. HTML 2.0 represents the first formal specification of the language.
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 WARC  
Has lower priority than Internet Archive (1.1)
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  
Is previous version of Hypertext Markup Language (3.2)
Technical Environment  
Released 01 Nov 1995
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by World Wide Web Consortium
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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