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What is HTML5

Canvas element Video element HTML5 is being developed as the next major revision of HTML. This code can now be used for new functions that can benefit developers and Internet users. WHAT IS HTML5 The canvas element can be used for rendering graphs, game graphics or other visual images on the fly. Embedding video used to be impossible without third-party plugins 2 such as Apple QuickTime® or Adobe Flash®. HTML5 introduces a number of new elements and attributes. Here are the most important of them: All done without having to rely on plug-ins. The possibilities are endless. Thanks to video element, now it's possible. It is intended by its creators to become the new standard way to show video online. < and why we should all care > Offline web applications What is it? HTML is a language that provides a means to create structured documents by denoting structural semantics for text such as headings, paragraphs, lists, links, quotes and other items. How does this matter to you? You will notice that daily web activities such as uploading YouTube videos to your blog and finding a specific store in your browser on your smartphone will become easier. This means you can have a rich experience on a light, portable, universal platform. Sniffing a users' location is not a new thing on the web. In fact, most websites already do this by means of IP address detection. But this is not always reliable, so HTML5's geolocation is an alternate method of correctly pinpointing a users' location. The new idea is to get the location information from WiFi towers and GPS. The offline web applications enable users to continue interacting with 4 web applications and documents even when their network connection is unavailable. The user can, for instance, access email locally without having to connect to the Internet or install an external client. Geolocation Where is HTML5 Supported? Compatibility with HTML5's features - Current Status Could you experience the HTML5's new features with your current browser? Each browser has its own rules and characteristics that differ between versions and brands. And each one is adopting HTML5 at its own rate. Find out how well each browser supports HTML5 features and how they will improve their support in the near future: ш l- Aa SVG Cross-document New, stylable HTML5 elements Get elements by class name Video Element Audio Element Inline SVG in HTML5 Canvas basic Offline web WYSIWYG editable elements Text API for Canvas Drag and drop HTML5 form features HTML5 messaging support applications HTML5 readiness 86% Chrome 5.0 Flash vs. HTLM5 Who will own the web's interactive future? 77% Firefox 3.6 Most of the stuff you see in your browser is created with HTML. This language has, until fairly recently, been limited to static text and image content. Long ago, a technology called Flash was developed to allow web browsers to display rich, dynamic and interactive content such as audio, video and SVG (scalable vector graphics). According to Adobe, it is currently used by over 99% of Internet users. Internet 26% Explorer 8.0 72% Opera 10.5 But Adobe's Flash technology has been taking a beating lately. Now, HTML5 could become a game-changer in Web application development. It poses a strategic threat to Adobe, as well as to Microsoft and Java. 79% Safari 4.0 FOCUS <> <>

What is HTML5

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This infographic unveils the features of HTML5, shows its readiness and lists its pros and cons.


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