Do you think HTML is a programming language?

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Poll: Do you think HTML is a programming language? (129 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you think HTML is a programming language?

  1. Yes (13 votes [10.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.08%

  2. No (116 votes [89.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 89.92%

Is someone who knows only HTML a "programmer"?

  1. Yes (10 votes [7.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.75%

  2. No (119 votes [92.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 92.25%

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#61 Gavisann  Icon User is offline

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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 09 July 2011 - 07:22 PM

Like Lemur said, I call it a programming language when I am talking to programming noobs because it would be too difficult to explain the difference between a markup language and a programming language. It also pads your application when instead of only listing c# in the "programming languages I know" field, I can add XHTML, HTML5, HTML, CSS, CSS2, CSS3, Javascript, Jquery, AJAX, ASP.NET, MySQl and C#....Uninformed employers are great bosses.
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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 09 July 2011 - 09:31 PM

That, and HR will adore you. Use that and Web 2.0 99 times in your application and it's surefire.
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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:55 PM

View PostGavisann, on 09 July 2011 - 07:22 PM, said:

Like Lemur add XHTML, HTML5, HTML, CSS, CSS2, CSS3, Javascript, Jquery, AJAX, ASP.NET, MySQl and C#....Uninformed employers are great bosses.


I agree with this; I dabbled very lightly in web coding (a general term, but useful) in high school, but in college when I decided to work for an Internet startup, I learned HTML, CSS, and Javascript in a couple of weeks and after a couple of months (and many late nights) I had a good sense of PHP and SQL as well. I can't imagine what use one could have for HTML in the absence of scripting, but I roll my eyes at the Manichean distinction that sometimes gets drawn between compiled and interpreted languages, and HTML is fundamentally a method of presenting scripted content and functionality for the Web. The startup I work at would never hire someone who ONLY knows HTML, but the reality is that a good understanding of DHTML+PHP allows you to program computers to do cool things, which is the whole point.
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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:21 AM

We call them web designers.
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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:48 PM

Html PLUS Javascript? Some Jquery, maybe?

Sure, now you're getting your feet wet a little. But, if CSS gradients are all you can make, then you have no serious skills in the programming world.

You better learn, cause scripting is running all websites these days. Whatcha gonna do? Sit back and wait for a real programmer to make some sort of plug-in that gives you what you need?

That's sort of lame, waiting and hoping for someone that spent the time to learn to come along and deliver what you want.
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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 25 July 2013 - 12:25 AM

HTML is a markup language. It runs on the browser and not exactly the operating system or a virtual machine.

That said, a person who uses HTML can be a "web" programmer of sorts, but only in the aspect of creating the behavior of the markup. Code is code, but even then I learn towards the idea that being a "programmer" is one that codes to make the computer "do stuff" to automate, streamline, or otherwise perform an action that is useful in the application.

Yeah, let's go with "No" to both.
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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:56 AM

Dear God, let this thread die and the 10% who said 'yes' bury their shame in the pits of DiC hell.
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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 26 July 2013 - 11:05 AM

I would agree that this topic is really old at this point and no more discussion is going to come out of it. Topic closed.
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