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What do you call the text that web developers work with?


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It isn't technically "code" is it? I mean code implies programming like at a systems level ?


Or does scripting count as "code"?


I don't know why I can't think of what word or string of words to call like for example:


<img src... > that stuff I mean HTML

CSS , jQuery, Javascript, etc... but what do you call that?


Can you call it "code" ?


I mean you can call it what you want but what is the proper technical way to say or classify that "language" or...

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I guess you are referring to compiled and interpreted code. Compiled code is translated to CPU instructions where as interpreted code like PHP, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript are translated to instructions in whatever language they were programmed in. For PHP it's C. For HTML, CSS, and JavaScript it depends on the language of the browser.


For more information:



You can create your own programming language using a BNF generator:



Some libraries provide a working lexer:


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