A Language for the Web

Command Line Heroes

Episode | Podcast

Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 07:05:00 +0000

<p>The Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) gave everyone a foundation for building and viewing the World Wide Web. In 1995, its standardization led to dominance. Its simplicity helped it spread. And its solid common foundation helped shape the internet. <br /><br />Dr. Belinda Barnet explains what kind of framework was initially needed to build and navigate the Web. Jeff Veen describes the three ingredients Tim Berners-Lee combined to create HTML: the ideal language for the Web. Gavin Nicol recounts the need to standardize the quickly-growing language. And Gretchen McCulloch points out how HTML instills an inherent bias for English speakers to develop for the web.<br /><br />If you want to read up on some of our research on HTML, you can check out all our bonus material over at <a href="https://www.redhat.com/en/command-line-heroes/season-7/html" target="_blank">redhat.com/commandlineheroes</a>. <br /><br />Follow along with <a href="https://www.redhat.com/en/command-line-heroes/season-7/html#transcript-tray" target="_blank">the episode transcript</a>. </p>