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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#16 Beki  Icon User is offline

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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 21 October 2009 - 05:28 AM

^ Are there any jobs in which someone's sole duty is to write html? ONLY html? Probably not so why would they need a name? o_o

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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 21 October 2009 - 05:32 AM

So basically, this topic was made to laugh at users who think HTML is a programming language? = pointless thread.
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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 21 October 2009 - 06:44 AM

View Postprogramble, on 20 Oct, 2009 - 12:28 PM, said:

OMG someone voted yes!


Isn't that the point of polls? Some people vote yes, some people vote no.
Now, that being said, when the poll is actually "Is tennis a sport?" or "Is Firefox a brand of washing powder?", the poll becomes as pointless as using assertTrue(false); in a unit test.
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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 21 October 2009 - 08:06 AM

View Postthehat, on 21 Oct, 2009 - 06:07 AM, said:

So what do you call someone who writes only html, and not any actual code? A marker upper?


HTML Coder/Web Developer

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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 21 October 2009 - 08:12 AM

HTML is one of the most advanced programming languages to date.
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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 22 October 2009 - 01:14 PM

3 votes of yes now.

If you think it's useless, why are you posting in it?
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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 22 October 2009 - 02:40 PM

Personally i think Java Script to be a programming language i can't rem anything about it but if im write i can process data right? isn't that what a programming language is?
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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 22 October 2009 - 03:04 PM

View Postmoonknight, on 22 Oct, 2009 - 03:40 PM, said:

Personally i think Java Script to be a programming language


Yes, it certainly is.

Javascript != HTML

Same goes for a java applet, a flash object, activex, VBScript, or all the other junk you can load into markup.
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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 22 October 2009 - 04:04 PM

View Postmoonknight, on 22 Oct, 2009 - 01:40 PM, said:

Personally i think Java Script to be a programming language i can't rem anything about it but if im write i can process data right? isn't that what a programming language is?


Javascript is a programming language. The point here is that Markup Language != (or in my Lispy case, not=) programming language. Not that web languages != programming languages.
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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 22 October 2009 - 04:52 PM

View PostRudiVisser, on 21 Oct, 2009 - 10:12 PM, said:

HTML is one of the most advanced programming languages to date.


This is the real winner. :bananaman:
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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 11 November 2009 - 02:12 AM

Using commonly accepted definitions, I would say that HTML is not a programming language.

From Wikipedia, a programming language is "designed to express computations that can be performed by a machine, particularly a computer." Later on it states "A computer programming language is a language used to write computer programs, which involve a computer performing some kind of computation or algorithm and possibly control external devices such as printers, disk drives, robots and so on."

HTML on the other hand (and as its name indicates) is markup language that is used to mark up text and other content (images, hyperlinks, etc.) with tags that tell a browser program how the content should be organized or structured, i.e. in headings, paragraphs, lists, images, etc.

I think the key difference is that a programming language includes capabilities for computation and/or decision making.

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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 11 November 2009 - 09:16 AM

View PostBeki, on 21 Oct, 2009 - 06:28 AM, said:

^ Are there any jobs in which someone's sole duty is to write html? ONLY html? Probably not so why would they need a name? o_o


Yup. My predecessor. Her job was to write HTML 20 hours a week. They called her the "Webmaster". Now they have hired me to take over full time.... to maintain her existing site while creating a whole new realm of data-driven sites in PHP.
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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 12 November 2009 - 01:49 AM

is the only point of this thread to pick on n00bs? it is fact that HTML is a markup language. It's like polling whether or not a chicken is a dog.
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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 12 November 2009 - 01:53 AM

View Postcarltech, on 12 Nov, 2009 - 07:49 AM, said:

It's like polling whether or not a chicken is a dog.

Hold up... They're not the same?! Or what?!
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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 17 November 2009 - 10:17 AM

Calm down Rudi. They could be.
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