Introduction to HTML5

Hello All,

Today, I wanted to introduce HTML5, hopefully I am a bit late here to introduce the same but will try to capture all updates.

What is HTML5 ?
HTML5 is a W3C specification that defines the fifth major revision of the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). One of the major changes in HTML5 is in respect to how HTML addresses Web applications. Other new features in HTML5 include specific functions for embedding graphics, audio, video, and interactive documents.

Major changes in HTML5

  • Reduced use of external plugin for javascript and media.
  • Better Performance
  • Some newly created tags
  • Device Independent
  • Better error handling

Doctype of HTML5
In HTML5 there is only one Doctype declaration, and it is very simple:

<!DOCTYPE html>

HTML5 – New Features

Some of the new features in HTML5:

  • The <canvas> element for 2D drawing
  • The <video> and <audio> elements for media playback
  • Support for local storage
  • New content-specific elements, like <article>, <footer>, <header>, <nav>, <section>
  • New form controls, like calendar, date, time, email, url, search

Reference
HTML Introduction on w3 Schools

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