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.HTML File Extension

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File TypeHypertext Markup Language File

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CategoryWeb Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

Definition

Web page coded in HTML that can be displayed in a Web browser; formats text, tables, images, and other content that is displayed on the page; most pages within static websites have an ".html" extension.

More Information

The HTML source code is parsed by the Web browser and is typically not seen by the user. If you want to view the HTML of a Web page, select "View Source" from the Web browser's View menu. Since HTML files are saved in a standard text format, they can be opened and edited with a basic text editor.

Common HTML Filenames:

index.html - The main, or index, HTML file that's loaded when a client Web browser requests a Web server directory. For example, when http://www.sampledomain.com/ is requested, the Web server loads http://www.sampledomain.com/index.html by default, unless it is configured to use a different file.

default.html - The index file often used by Windows Web servers such as Microsoft IIS.

Program(s) that open .HTML files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Any Web browser
W3C Amaya
Adobe Dreamweaver CC
Adobe ColdFusion Builder 3
Microsoft Visual Web Developer
Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
Blumentals WeBuilder
KompoZer
Notepad++
Any text editor
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Any Web browser
Adobe Dreamweaver CC
Adobe ColdFusion Builder 3
W3C Amaya
KompoZer
Any text editor
Linux LogoLinux
Any Web browser
Any text editor
W3C Amaya
KompoZer
SCREEM
iOS LogoiOS
Fornace Espresso HTML
Updated 11/16/2012