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Thu Feb 19, 1998
Page 1: Gaming in Your Web Browser
By: Evan Jones
HTML is the language of the Internet. It is the language that all web pages are written in. It has continued to evolve since its creation with the addition of new tags and new features, both by the World Wide Web Consortium, which releases the "official" recommendations, and browser developers Netscape and Microsoft, which implement new features before a standard becomes clear.
Documents created in HTML can be viewed by any user on a modern computer, there are web browsers for nearly every computer platform. It is cross-platform compatable because it is an open standard. It is becoming a very popular format as well, with the latest versions of most major word processing applications being able to read and save HTML files.
Like any new technology for computers, there are those who will try and adapt them for computer gaming. Games that use HTML offer a few advantages. They can be played on any type of computer, and can be easily played on the Internet. They can also be played from within a web browser without any downloading, making it easy to use, easy to update and easy to distribute.
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