Markup Language

Definition – What is Markup Language

A markup language is basically a text processing system that often used in client-side web development technology. It is a kind of computer syntax definition language and most common use is text document presentation in the web pages in the web browser.

There were found many markup languages on the web such as HTML, XML, Tex, LaTex, XHTML is very common. Markup languages are widely used in client-side web development for text processing purpose. Even you are reading this post fetched by HTML (Hypertext Markup Language). HTML is one of the recommended web standards by World Wide Web or W3 Consortium.

Inner Feelings of Markup Language

Every markup language has basic easy syntax. The basic syntax of a markup language is Tag. In general, some tag binds documents either text or rich media and make a structure to be formatted and display the text correctly in the digital device screen or make a structured data is readable by the computer for other computing purposes.

 Let’s see a practical example; without understanding anything see the code below with HTML markup language.

<title>Hey This is shown to Broeser's title bar</title>
  <h1>It is a page Title</h1>
    Here goes to article body as its page title
    <b>It is a bold text for important highlights</b>

The <title> tag processes the text and says to show the text into <title></title> tag  in a web browser’s title bar. In the same way, <h1>and <p>tag also processes the text as its properties defined in HTML syntax.

Related Terms

  • Scripting Language
  • Programming Language
  • Stylesheet Language