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Chapter 9. Creating Custom Tags > Understanding Custom Tags

Understanding Custom Tags

The ColdFusion Markup Language, known as CFML, is a tag-based language, similar to HTML itself. The tag orientation has enabled ColdFusion creators to provide sophisticated functionality (database integration, POP and SMTP support, and LDAP integration, for example) without having to expose developers to any of the low-level details. These tags, however, are an integral part of ColdFusion, and originally developers had no way of enhancing the language with their own tags.


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