Friday , July 3 2020

What is HTML5?

[custom_frame_left shadow=”on”]HTML5[/custom_frame_left] HTML5 is the latest standard for HTML.

The previous version of HTML, HTML 4.01, came in 1999, and the internet has changed significantly since then.

HTML5 was designed to replace both HTML 4, XHTML, and the HTML DOM Level 2.

It was specially designed to deliver rich content without the need for additional plugins. The current version delivers everything from animation to graphics, music to movies, and can also be used to build complicated web applications.

HTML5 is also cross-platform. It is designed to work whether you are using a PC, or a Tablet, a Smartphone, or a Smart TV.

HTML5 is a cooperation between the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG).

WHATWG was working with web forms and applications, and W3C was working with XHTML 2.0. In 2006, they decided to cooperate and create a new version of HTML.

Some rules for HTML5 were established:

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  • New features should be based on HTML, CSS, DOM, and JavaScript
  • The need for external plugins (like Flash) should be reduced
  • Error handling should be easier than in previous versions
  • Scripting has to be replaced by more markup
  • HTML5 should be device-independent
  • The development process should be visible to the public
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