Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is the markup language for web pages. The World Wide Web Consortium maintains the HTML standard.
Explore our HTML docs
HTML learning material
Tutorials and concept articles to teach you HTML from the ground up.
A reference guide to all the HTML elements available.
A reference guide to all the available HTML attributes.
A reference guide to all the APIs associated with the HTML language.
Data type reference
A reference guide to HTML data types.
A reference guide to HTML entities.
Note: If you are completely new to web development, you may want to review Web development for beginners.
HTML is language we structure our content in on the World Wide Web; one of the main components of the Open Web Platform.
- First version: The first version of HTML was described by Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the Web, in late 1991.
- Current stable version: The HTML 4.01 Recommendation was published in December 1999.
- Current and future work: The most stable draft is published in the W3C HTML5 Candidate Recommendation; there is also an HTML living standard containing the latest experimental ideas and features, published by the WHATWG.
Contributing to the HTML technology
HTML development has been hosted by a few different organizations during its history including CERN, IETF, and W3C. Development has mainly taken place on HTML Working Group Mailing Lists. These lists are good places to start if you want to suggest new features or provide feedback. For news and more general information, consult the W3C HTML home page.
the W3C is also currently asking for review comments on the Media Accessibility Checklist
Index of all HTML topics
The element and attribute lists below only include W3C Recommended values or candidate/proposed recommendations. Use the Special:PrefixIndex/html/ search page to find all elements and attributes organized under this page, or the HTML category page for all HTML-related pages in the wiki.