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Is HTML A Programming Language?

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Heydon released a new Webbed Briefs episode, always entertaining!

In this episode, I ask a question that has never been asked before and has certainly not in any way caused a great number of arguments and nobody has ever been blocked or muted on social media for asking it. Bon appétit.

  1. For language changes inside a paragraph, MDN suggests we can use the i element:

    That's what I thought was one of the new use cases for i.

    A @[email protected] page about “Declaring language in HTML” (so @[email protected] ?) says we should use a span, div or bdi:

    So no i after all?