html The hypertext markup language, commonly referred to as HTML is at the backbone of the internet and World Wide Web. It is the standard markup language used in the creation of webpages and was released in 1993 at the advent of the internet. The format defines the structure and layout of a webpage through markup tags such as header tags and image tags from which a browser can interpret multimedia information for on screen presentation. To view files and webpages saved with the .html filename extension, one needs a compatible web browser that implements the HTML specification. Because the format is open source, several browsers which are mostly free to use can open such files. The World Wide Web consortium actively maintains and updates the html specification.
ods The Open Document spreadsheet filename extension format is an alternative open source spreadsheet file format and is part of the larger OpenDocument family of open source file formats. The format is associated with documents where tabular or spreadsheet information is represented. Several proprietary and open source applications are compatible with the format, allowing for interoperability between software systems that support the OpenDocument format. Proprietary applications such as in Microsoft Office Excel 2007 and above can open .ods files however certain proprietary features in Microsoft Office Excel may not be compatible with the format. Other open source spreadsheet applications (such as OpenOffice) support the .ods filename extension in its entirety.