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Hypertext Markup Language (HTML): A Representation of Textual Information and MetaInformation for Retrieval and Interchange

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (iiir WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Tim Berners-Lee , Daniel W. Connolly
Last updated 1993-07-23
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Stream WG state WG Document
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IESG IESG state Expired
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HyperText Markup Language (HTML) can be used to represent Hypertext news, mail, online documentation, and collaborative hypermedia; Menus of options; Database query results; Simple structured documents with inlined graphics. Hypertext views of existing bodies of information. The World Wide Web (W3) initiative links related information throughout the globe. HTML provides one simple format for throughout the globe. HTML provides one simple format for providing linked information, and all W3 compatible programs are required to be capable of handling HTML. W3 uses an Internet protocol (Hypertext Transfer Protocol, HTTP), which allows transfer representations to be negotiated between client and server, the result being returned in an extended MIME message. HTML is therefore just one, but an important one, of the representations used with W3. HTML is proposed as a MIME content type.


Tim Berners-Lee
Daniel W. Connolly

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