Indirect authoring can also be applied to other existing hypertext paradigms.
The first few web sites were actually simply links to various files - usually academic papers or databases full of research information - from a central document formatted in "Hypertext Markup Language" (which is now known as HTML).
PHP - PHP is a "hypertext preprocessor," which means that it is a flexible scripting language that processes information on the web server in order to serve the HTML to the viewer's browser in a non-static and highly functional way.
When Tim Berners-Lee created the "hypertext" protocol to enable people to share academic papers through computers, it seemed a natural way to control how that information was presented.
Hypertext Markup Language and Cascading Style Sheets are wonderful for making information look pretty, and easy to read and cross-index, but it is PHP which makes it truly interactive.
Yes, it is a hypertext markup language that converts regularly formatted documents to electronic form, and then displays them back on the browser with the correct formatting.
October 1991: Berners-Lee posts the source files of the WorldWideWeb project onto the Hypertext newsgroup, publicly unveiling his findings during the process.
HyperText Markup Language (HTML): This is the basis of almost any web page, as it is the most basic language that shapes the appearance of text and images.
Unless a designer comes from the world of print editing, HyperText Markup Language has some pretty peculiar ways of formatting text for a web browser.
September 1990: Mike Sendall of CERN approves the purchase of a NeXT cube, which enables Berners-Lee to develop a global hypertext system.