warning: HTML is not a programming language!

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    warning: HTML IS NOT A PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE!

    so don't say it is.

    how many times do i have to tell people that HTML isn't a programming language? it is really starting to ........ me off.

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    LMAO, i know, when i first moved in w/my roomies i was like "you guys ever program?" and one was like yeah c++ the other was like yah HTML, i just laughed at him and then we got into it about whether or not it's a programming language


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    >how many times do i have to tell people that HTML isn't a programming language?
    Yes it is, anyone who's anyone knows that a web page is a real program. So HTML must be a real programming language.

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    Yeah, I had a similar experience, hehe

    It's a mark-up language, not a programming language.

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    What's HTML?

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    Originally posted by Prelude
    >how many times do i have to tell people that HTML isn't a programming language?
    Yes it is, anyone who's anyone knows that a web page is a real program. So HTML must be a real programming language.

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    I can only guess that you were being sarcastic, but I'll post anyways, heh.

    Using that logic, then a bitmap is a programming language as well.

    HTML is more closely related to a graphics file format than a programming language.

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    What about php?

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    i consider php/asp/etc to be programming languages, but i know people who will argue otherwise
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    I consider PHP, ASP, and the likes scripting languages.

    It's more advanced than HTML, and offers many more programming language-like mechanics such as variables and loops, and it is also interpreted to produce HTML, but you can't make a compiled software program out of it as far as I know.

    (I wouldn't be surprised if I were corrected on that last notion.)

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    you can compile perl and python into exe's with the right software... i don't think you can compile php into an exe yet.

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    Okay, then with that being said, I would consider PHP, ASP, and the likes scripting languages when they are interpreted (usually to accomplish server-side tasks and to create web pages on the fly).

    I would consider them programming languages when they are used in conjunction with a compiler to create compiled computer software.


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    I never really thought of HTML as being a programming language. There is no doubt that it is a language which has its unique syntax, but that doesnt make it a programming language.

    What is the actual definition of a 'programming language' anyways'?
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    An artificial language used to write instructions that can be translated into machine language and then executed by a computer.

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    I know it's not a programming language....but I love html.
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    whats there to love about html? its ease?

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