Beginner's Guide to Adobe Flash/Publishing/HTML Files

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HTML, or HyperText Markup Language is the basis for most web pages on the internet now. Comprised of standard English as well as computer commands, it is commonly integrated with other elements for a more interactive experience for viewers, from Java to C++ and Flash components.

HTML is written in the form of labels (known as tags), created by greater-than signs (>) and less-than signs (<). HTML can also describe, to some degree, the appearance and semantics of a document, and can include embedded scripting language code which can affect the behavior of web browsers and other HTML processors.

HTML is also often used to refer to content of the MIME type text/html or even more broadly as a generic term for HTML whether in its XML-descended form (such as XHTML 1.0 and later) or its form descended directly from SGML (such as HTML 4.01 and earlier).

Markup is the term used to take ordinary text and adding extra symbols in in order to tell a browser how to display the text being viewed.