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Discussion on: HTML is a programming language

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Brian B.

Over time my view has kinda evolved into "Why can't it be both" a simple markup or a language? Sure, back when I first laid eyes on HTML well over a decade ago, it was a bit simple. But now it's a bit meta as far as what it can do. It is where it all comes together after all. As far as I'm concerned, the semantics between a markup language and a declarative language is subtle enough not to lose sleep over. I think the only ones losing out are the brand new beginners who are proud of learning what we all take as super basic.