Discussion on: Are CSS and HTML programming languages?

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George Papadopoulos

This debate reminds me the "if you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail". Just because we, developers, know "programming languages", that doesn't mean everything coming from our world is a programming language. They're used with a programming language(JS) but that doesn't mean they are! For example, is Visual Studio a programming language? HTML/CSS is a tool(plus many other things, for example, technology is another term that comes to mind) but it's not a full-blown programming language per se. May be what we need here is to define another category for these types of technologies, for example one can ask the same question about XAML/XML. Of course the only purpose of doing this is to help people understand them better and nothing else, otherwise this debate is meaningless.