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Discussion on: Why HTML is not a Programming Language?

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Chris Briggs

I come from the world of data networks, and I teach English, so two very different worlds where syntax, vocabulary and grammar are distinct but necessary requirements.

I configure routers and I write texts based on English, but I don't program them. However, I am the algorithm that figures out how they fit together. Cisco IOS has policy lists, and HTML has a media policy list of sorts, but neither are what I'd term programming.

I guess a Web Configurator would be the job title for someone with HTML/CSS skills, but in the end it's all semantics, quite literally. Otherwise, I could say if you code in Python or JavaScript, you're not a programmer, but merely a scriptwriter....