HTML vs WML
Summary: Difference Between HTML and WML is that HTML is a special formatting language that programmers use to format documents for display on the Web. While Wireless devices use a subset of XML called WML. WML (wireless markup language) allows Web developers to design pages specifically for microbrowsers.
HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language is a special formatting language that programmers use to format documents for display on the Web. HTML is used as a standard markup language which is used to create web pages. Structure of the web pages are described by using Markup Language in HTML. Each element in HTML page works like a building block and each element is represented by tags. Every piece of content on page is tag labeled such as “Heading” “Paragraph” “Table” and so on. You view a Web page written with HTML in a Web browser such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Google Chrome.
First, HTML introduced in 1991 then HTML 2.0 in 1995, HTML 3.2 in 1997, HTML 4.01 in 1999, XHTML in 2000, HTML5 in 2014.
Wireless devices use a subset of XML called WML. WML (wireless markup language) allows Web developers to design pages specifically for microbrowsers. Many smart phones and other mobile devices use WML as their markup language.
Two applications of XML are the RSS 2.0 and ATOM specifications. RSS 2.0, which stands for Really Simple Syndication, and ATOM are specifications that content aggregators use to distribute content to subscribers. The online publisher creates an RSS or ATOM document, called a Web feed, that is made available to Web sites for publication. News Web sites, blogs, and podcasts often use Web feeds to publish headlines and stories. Most Web browsers can read Web feeds, meaning they automatically download updated content from Web pages identified in the feed.