What is HTML 5?
Posted by codingsense on August 25, 2012
As per Wikipedia,
HTML5 is a markup language for structuring and presenting content for the World Wide Web, and is a core technology of the Internet originally proposed by Opera Software. It is the fifth revision of the HTML standard (created in 1990 and standardized as HTML4 as of 1997) and, as of August 2012, is still under development. Its core aims have been to improve the language with support for the latest multimedia while keeping it easily readable by humans and consistently understood by computers and devices (web browsers, parsers, etc.). HTML5 is intended to subsume not only HTML 4, but XHTML 1 and DOM Level 2 HTML as well.
Basically, HTML 5 is the latest version of HTML released which has added many functionalities, giving us a good set of features with which we can develop very rich and iteractive web applications without depending much on any other tools.
None of the available browsers support all features of HTML 5 specifications. I found a website http://html5test.com/ which gives points on how much support the browser provides for HTML 5. I checked with most of the browsers and found google chrome to take the highest points of 437. In future all browsers should support all features provided by HTML 5, but to play around now I am currently using google chrome browser.
From next post lets dive deep into some of the new elements provided in HTML 5.
Happy learning 🙂