1. Emacs Lisp is a real Lisp. Full stop.
2. That said, Emacs Lisp is based on MacLisp (no
relationship to Macintosh), which has dynamic scoping,
not lexical scoping, and which is not a member of the
Common Lisp family.
3. And *that* said, Emacs Lisp has long had a "cl"
package that adds many Common Lisp niceties, and,
since 24, has had optional lexical scoping, bringing a
more Common-Lisp-like experience to all aspects of
4. And all of *that* said, this particular package I
regard as a convenience, not a way to write a website.
There are many tools a devoted Emacser uses (org mode
and Planner mode, to name the two big ones) that want
to vend web pages, and this would be a great tool for
them, but I'd hardly recommend using elisp for a