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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#31 TriggaMike  Icon User is offline

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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 17 November 2009 - 01:19 PM

Come on guys, we all know you can program in HTML. How else do I get it to show "Hello World" on my screen? I thought only programming languages could do that.
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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 17 November 2009 - 01:23 PM

you sir are a genius
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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 17 November 2009 - 01:27 PM

Yeah, you'll be sorry when I use my 1337 HTML skills to hack your system.
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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 17 November 2009 - 01:27 PM

In Canada his IQ is 138
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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 17 November 2009 - 01:29 PM

Yes, but entering the US they have a Border Tax on IQ so when I travel to the US it drops to 100
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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 17 November 2009 - 01:55 PM

I eat Canadian Bacon....

I can use HTML to make the words "Canadian" and "Bacon" appear on a screen....
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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 17 November 2009 - 11:55 PM

TriggaMike Posted Yesterday, on 02:29 PM, said:

Yes, but entering the US they have a Border Tax on IQ so when I travel to the US it drops to 100


yes, a Canadian genius is a normal American.

Sad.
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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 18 November 2009 - 10:27 AM

More like, upon entering the US your IQ drops... apparently my joke was just too advanced for you, sorry

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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 18 November 2009 - 11:37 AM

View PostNykc, on 18 Oct, 2009 - 06:03 PM, said:

View Postprogramble, on 18 Oct, 2009 - 05:17 PM, said:

Hobby programmer in Python, C#, VB, HTML, CSS, PHP, C++, Javascript


ROFLMAO Fail! :rolleyes:


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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 18 November 2009 - 11:48 AM

No, I don't think it's programming per se, but it is code. Programming is using code to make the computer do something functionally, like make calculations or such. HTML is like.... it's language used to manipulate how a computer displays a website using code/language that a computer understands. HTML, as far as I know, cannot be used to make calculations or mundane repetitive tasks. It's just there to make things look pretty. Like GUI's.
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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 18 November 2009 - 02:41 PM

View PostNeoTifa, on 18 Nov, 2009 - 10:48 AM, said:

No, I don't think it's programming per se, but it is code. Programming is using code to make the computer do something functionally, like make calculations or such. HTML is like.... it's language used to manipulate how a computer displays a website using code/language that a computer understands. HTML, as far as I know, cannot be used to make calculations or mundane repetitive tasks. It's just there to make things look pretty. Like GUI's.


It's markup.
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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 18 November 2009 - 04:30 PM

HTML is not a true programming language, but the cool thing about it is if you have never done HTML before and you want to add another language to your resume, you just find a tutorial on google, practice for a couple hours, and bam! your an expert.

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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 13 June 2011 - 01:56 AM

View Postbaavgai, on 22 October 2009 - 03:04 PM, said:

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.


Isn't javascript a scripting language? Is a scripting language same to programming language? I am not sure. Please enlighten me. Though I say, they can be similar since they have programming logic. But this thread is right. HTML is never a programming language. You can only display and design with pure HTML. I don't think you need a lot of logic with HTML. Just more of a good eye for web interface and design.
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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 13 June 2011 - 04:09 AM

Scripting language? Interesting distinction. How would that differ from a "programming language," then?

Reasonably, a scripting language would require a script interpretor. This would fundamentally mean that any interpreted language would be considered a scripting language. Java, Python, .NET...

Javascript is a language that is used by browsers to do work. Much the same way many game engines use Lua. However, it needn't be locked into that environment. People have implemented servers in Javascript.

Conversely, people have occasionally used C as an interpreted, scripting language..

A programming language talks to a machine and manipulates state. It doesn't really matter if the machine is virtual. Honestly, the distinction is a little archaic.
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Re: Do you think HTML is a programming language?

Posted 13 June 2011 - 05:19 AM

So is this thread.
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