What is the HTML Tag Really?


#1

This tag:

<html>

</html>

#2

It's not visible. Please put it in backticks, like so:

```
code goes here
```

#3

Yeah i just saw it here. Thanks!


#4

The <html></html> tags define the start and end of the HTML page.


#5

I know that but how did they make HTML?


#6

Are you asking me how the markup language was developed?


#7

Yeah. I want to see the code!


#8

The code for what? 


#9

HTML is a markup language, it are a set of instructions for a C program which your browser uses to draw the instructions written in C.

I doubt this software is open source...


#10

HTML Language obbviously


#11

I want to see the code of HTML.. What the heck is open-source


#12

Stetim94 just explained it quite well above.
You can see more here.


#13

Open-source means anyone can see the code and edit it to make it their own.


#14

That is going to be difficult. Well, open source means that the source code is available for everyone to view and edit. But i doubt this is the case for html. After the C program is written, it is compiled (translated into a set of instructions only the computer understands), and de-compiling it is nearly impossible (the amount of resources it takes would be massive)


#15

I quickly wrote a very simple C program:

#include <stdio.h>

int main(void){
    printf("hello world\n");
}

it simple prints hello world the shell. Then i compiled it by running the following command:
make hello_world
This is what it looks like after i compiled it:

If the html C program was available, people could exploit it, which would be a disaster


#16