Markup Language

A (document) markup language is a modern system for annotating a document in a way that is syntactically distinguishable from the text. The idea and terminology evolved from the "marking up" of paper manuscripts, i.e., the revision instructions by editors, traditionally written with a blue pencil on authors' manuscripts. In digital media this "blue pencil instruction text" was replaced by tags, that is, instructions are expressed directly by tags or "instruction text encapsulated by tags".Examples are typesetting instructions such as those found in troff, TeX and LaTeX, or structural markers such as XML tags.
Posts about Markup Language
  • How to speak ‘Search Engine’

    … found that 36.6% of Google search results incorporated Schema rich snippets, yet only 0.3% of websites actually made use of Schema markup at all. The study also found that pages which used Schema ranked on average 4 places higher in search than pages which didn’t, although Searchmetrics was keen to emphasise that this might not be entirely down…

    Search Engine Watch- 26 readers -
  • Basic hacking skills

    … to program, writing HTML will teach you some mental habits that will help you learn. So build a home page. Try to stick to XHTML, which is a cleaner language than classic HTML. 4. If you don’t have functional English, learn it. English is the working language of the hacker culture and the Internet, You will need to know it to function in the hacker community. Ready To Become The Next Hacker? …

    selman.us- 13 readers -
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