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What is .HTML File Extension?

HTML File Format Specification:

Developer:W3C & WHATWG
Primary Association:Hyper Text Markup Language
Format Type:Text
File Category:Web Files
MIME Type:text/html
Supported Platforms:Windows, MAC, Linux and Android etc.
Default Location:User Defined

What is HTML Full Form, Meaning?

HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language.

Get Detailed Information about HTML File Format

The .html file extension is a HyperText Markup Language file format used for static web pages. HTML file contains text, images, tables, and other content in respective tags, enclosed by angle brackets. HTML can also be used to embed CSS (cascading style sheets) and Javascript. The HTML specifications have been maintained by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) since 1996. The latest version of HTML is 4.01 although HTML5 is in a draft phase.

An HTML file type can be primary open or view with Internet Explorer and also in another web browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera etc. You can also see its structure by viewing the page source.

Note: HTM is also the same file type used on DOS-based computers which can not understand file extensions more that 3 characters.

What is Structure of an HTML Document?

How to Edit or Open HTML File Format?

There are several applications, text editors and web browsers by using them you can open, edit or view an .html file type. So get software applications which can open the HTML extension in different operating systems.

Programs Can Open HTML File in Windows OS

  1. Microsoft Outlook 2010, 2013 and 2013
  2. Microsoft Outlook Express
  3. Microsoft Windows Mail
  4. Microsoft Windows Live Mail
  5. Mozilla Thunderbird
  6. Mozilla SeaMonkey
  7. Perion IncrediMail
  8. IBM Lotus Notes

Open HTML Files in MAC OS:

  • All Web browsers
  • All text editors
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS5
  • W3C Amaya
  • Adobe ColdFusion Builder 3
  • KompoZer
  • Software to Open or View .html Extension in Linux

Open HTML Files in Linux:

  • All Web browsers
  • All text editors
  • KompoZer
  • W3C Amaya

Open HTML Files in IOS or Android:

  • All Web browsers