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RE[5]: YIKES!
by JonathanBThompson on Wed 6th Feb 2008 00:19 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: YIKES!"
JonathanBThompson
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2006-05-26

Well, you're both at least partially wrong in what you imply: HTML stands for "Hyper Text Markup Language" and that's exactly what it does: it describes how things should look, but... it has zero program logic that can be expressed in and of itself; therefore, you can't write anything algorithmic in any way, shape or form, and can't do serious work with it where computation is required, at least not without going into a deep WTFery state of abusing an HTML-capable browser.

HTML simply isn't a programming language, and it is not remotely Turing-complete.

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