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Hypertext Markup Language

What is it?

Hypertext Markup Language is a markup language used for the structuring and presentation of websites. HTML consists of plain text and HTML tags.

How Much Do I Have to Know in AIT?

​HTML is very basic in nature for the AIT syllabus. You only have to know basics like:

  • What is it? (In two sentences or less)

  • The role of HTML in W3C Conventions

  • Capabilities of HTML5

World Wide Web Consortium - HTML Standard

W3C sets the standard for the structure and language for a website as HTML, that means that the web standard for markup languages for websites is HTML. Other formats are not preferred to ensure web comparability.


Click to View the W3C Website Explanation of the HTML Standard


HTML5 is the current version of HTML and allows for some pretty nifty features, such as:

  • Multimedia support - HD video, live streaming, Photo Gallery

  • Interactive Elements 

  • Additional Online Form Validators - Field and Range Checks

However, HTML 5 advancements mean older browsers are not compatible. To run HTML 5 you need:

  • Google Chrome 10.0 and above

  • Firefox 4.0 and above

  • Internet Explorer 8.0 and above

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