HTML - History

HTML History

HTML was initially created by Berners-Lee in late 1991

“HTML 2.0” was the first standard HTML specification which was published in 1995.

In late 1999, HTML 4.01 version was published and it was widely used over the web.

Currently we are having HTML-5 version which was published in 2012.

Interesting to share i.e. if you understand a historical background of any topic, then it is easy for you to understand the topic in a given period of time. So, this chapter give a brief historical account of HTML.

Tim Berners-Lee, who was a physicist, was the master mind behind the concept of HTML.

In 1980, Mr. Lee proposed a prototyped ‘ENQUIRE,’ which was a system to use and share documents internally.

Further, in 1989, Mr. Lee drafted a memo, in which he proposed an Internet-based hypertext system and specified it as HTML.

CERN is the abbreviation for the European Organization for Nuclear Research in English.

Before the invention of HTML, Tim-Berners-Lee was working as a contractor in the CERN in 1980, he created the ENQUIRE software to share the documents. This software was a simple HyperText program.

Likewise, in late 1990s, Mr. Lee has written the browser and server software.

By the late 1990s, HTML became pretty known computer language; however, since 1996, the HTML stipulations have been maintained, with input from commercial software vendors, i.e. by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).