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Old 12-10-2017
How is html code read, compared to say python?

so, the first line of bash, perl, python, ruby, and similar languages must contain the path to the interpreter...i.e. #!/bin/perl, or #!/bin/python. so in the case of a perl script, for instance, a perl script cannot and will never run if the perl program is not installed/present on the system. same thing with python and others.

now, im curious, how is html code being read? what program on the system (let's assume its a Unix system) must exist for an html page to be read and processed?
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Old 12-10-2017
By a web server. Apache on most Linux/Unix systems, and IIS (Internet Information Server) on Microsoft operating systems.
You can also open an html file with a web browser if you have read access to the file.
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Old 12-11-2017
HTML is “read” by parsing the markup language based on standards and rendering ths results.
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Old 12-11-2017
Also, web servers like Apache2 and ISS process HTTP , transferring (not processing) HTML.
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Old 12-11-2017
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkySmart
so, the first line of bash, perl, python, ruby, and similar languages must contain the path to the interpreter...i.e. #!/bin/perl, or #!/bin/python. so in the case of a perl script, for instance, a perl script cannot and will never run if the perl program is not installed/present on the system. same thing with python and others.

now, im curious, how is html code being read? what program on the system (let's assume its a Unix system) must exist for an html page to be read and processed?
Are you talking about in the context of a file manager? So you go into a folder and you can see by the icons that you have a perl script, or a python script, or an html file; and clicking on the icon will run the script or open the html file in a browser?

Andrew
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Old 12-11-2017
Actually, SkySmart was asking about the Shebang in scripts and comparing to HTML.

However, some of the things SkySmart said were not true, for example: "the first line of bash, perl, python, ruby, and similar languages must contain the path to the interpreter"...

This is not always true, as I can easily execute a PHP script from the command line by calling:

Code:
php filename.php

and the path to the interpreter is not required to execute the code. The same is true for most scripts when executed directly.
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Old 12-11-2017
HTML isn't a scripting language. It's not a programming language, but a markup language 'a system for annotating a document in a way that is syntactically distinguishable from the text' (see wikipedia). Therefor a shebang doesn't make any sense.

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