HTML, or Hypertext Markup Language, is the standard markup language used to create web pages and structure the content on the World Wide Web. It is a fundamental technology for web development and serves as the backbone of virtually every web page on the internet.
HTML consists of a set of elements or tags, which are used to define the structure and content of a web page. These elements are enclosed within angle brackets < > and are typically composed of an opening tag, content, and a closing tag. The opening tag identifies the beginning of an element, and the closing tag marks the end of that element. The content between the tags is the actual information or data being presented.
HTML documents are typically saved with a .html file extension and can be viewed in web browsers. Browsers interpret the HTML code and render it as a visual web page, which users can interact with.