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HTML is a defined subset of SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) used specifically for web page development (at least HTML 2 through HTML 4.01 are - HTML 1 and HTML 5 are not). My first exposure to markup languages was in the early eighties using a markup language called 'Script' to create documentation on the mainframe. The syntax is slightly different between Script and HTML (eg. <ol> instead of :ol and </ol> instead of :eol) but having already used Script made learning HTML easy.
HTML itself has changed and developed over the years. Version 3.2 was the standard for some time before being superseded by version 4 (which standardized many of the commands that the latest Explorer and Netscape browsers already understood). Now HTML is undergoing a further change to bring it into line with XML (another SGML subset designed to be much more flexible than just producing web pages). This change is called XHTML 1.0 and it is a document type defined within XML that allows a slight modification to the existing HTML 4.0 pages in order to create valid XML documents. Each of the pages on this site was created using XHTML coding and fed through W3C's validator in order to confirm that all of the code is valid. Documents correctly defined using XHTML are both valid XML documents and will display correctly in most recent browsers (and apart from displaying the XML declaration as text most earlier browsers can handle them as well).