Markup Language is a Program Used During Web Design

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(Kyrnin, J. 2 December 2011, What are Markup Languages?). In the INFO101 course here at Victoria University of Wellington we are required to familiarise ourselves with two specific markup languages: Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). (School of Information Management, VUW, March 2014, Part One – Introduction to HTML and Basic Formatting). It is also important to note that there are many different variations of markup languages in operation. Additional ones worth mention include: Extensible Markup Language (XML), Standard Generalised Markup Language (SGML) and Extensible Hyper Text Markup Language (XHTML). (Kyrnin, J. 2 December 2011, What are Markup Languages?). I will focus primarily on HTML, as it is the central focus of our first workshop assignment. In a nutshell, a markup language annotates text so as to allow the computer to manipulate that text. (Kyrnin, J. 2 December 2011, What are Markup Languages?). This process is achieved via the use of sets of tags or elements (which are essentially distinct arrangements of characters). Tags can be implanted in digital text to provide supplementary information about the text in order to facilitate automated processing of it; this may include formatting and editing for display or even printing. (The Linux Information Project, 13 December 2006, Markup…

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