Have you ever thought about how does the web work?
I mean, what happened behind the scene?
A web page.
A web page is a document like a word document. Usually, such type documents have an html extension.
That documents include special words for a markup (visual structures like a table, a header, etc).
That words uses in angle brackets:
a - for links
table - for table
h1 - for header
If we open an html document in a browser we see a web page. Actually, at this step, we can consider a web browser as a tool for displaying an html document to a familiar view. It just interpreter source code to a nice-looking web page.
Html was invented especially for transfer formatted documents through the internet.
Summary: the web page is a document with a special formatting syntax that was invented for transfer through the internet