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Discussion on: What makes HTML a “markup language” and not a “programming language?“

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Heiker

Depends on your definition of programming language.

I've notice that people who go against HTML being programming language tend to focus on these points:

  • The words "markup language" are in the name.
  • You cannot express logic with it.
  • It was designed to "just describe" things.
  • It doesn't communicate with an operating system directly.

I've also notice that a lot of those people are just trying to come up with an excuse to say HTML is not "worthy" of them. After a while they start saying a bunch of nonsense, so it's hard for me to take them seriously.

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Álvaro Montoro

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