Monday, February 20, 2012

HTML 5.0


Very welcoming initiatives are happening in HTML side, we cannot say any more, this is so simple to display static pages.

It avoids complications in showing calendar, audio, video and etc., In addition to this minimize external tool like Flash usage.
Developer can avoid some of the javascripts get used to manipulate the data in this release using Tag itself.
Some of the tags introduced in old days are removed


HTML5 improves interoperability and reduces development costs by making precise rules on how to handle all HTML elements, and how to recover from errors.


Some of the new features in HTML5 are functions for embedding audio, video, graphics, client-side data storage, and interactive documents. HTML5 also contains new elements like <nav>, <header>, <footer>, and <figure>.

What is HTML5?

HTML5 will be the new standard for HTML.

The previous version of HTML, HTML 4.01, came in 1999. The web has changed a lot since then.

HTML5 is still a work in progress. However, the major browsers(Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari 5, and etc) support many of the new HTML5 elements and APIs.


Some rules for HTML5 were established:

  • New features should be based on HTML, CSS, DOM, and JavaScript
  • Reduce the need for external plugins (like Flash)
  • Better error handling
  • More markup to replace scripting
  • HTML5 should be device independent
  • The development process should be visible to the public

References

HTML5.0 on w3schools.com | HTML5 Tags

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