The term ColdFusion Syntax refers to a set of rules that determine how the ColdFusion application will be written by the programmer, and interpreted by the ColdFusion Server.
These rules are referred to as the ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML). CFML is, as the name would suggest, a markup language that programmers need to use when they create a ColdFusion application. It consists of a number of tags. Similar to HTML, these usually consists of an opening tag and a closing tag, and are surrounded by greater than and less than symbols. Closing tags have a forward slash after the less than symbol. ColdFusion tags can also contain one or more attributes.
ColdFusion tags use the following format.
<tagname attribute="value"> Code/text that is affected by the surrounding tags. </tagname>
<cfoutput query="myQuery"> #firstname#<br />. </cfoutput>