Tuesday, July 18, 2017

HTML5 – Overview

HTML5 – Overview:     

       HTML is a hypertext markup language used for structuring and presenting content on the World Wide Web(WWW). HTML has the fifth addition call HTML5. Hypertext refers to the way in which Web pages are linked together. Thus, the link available on a webpage is called Hypertext. As its name suggests, HTML is a Markup Language which means you use HTML to simply "mark-up" a text document with tags that tell a Web browser how to structure it to display.

   Originally, HTML was developed with the intent of defining the structure of documents like headings, paragraphs, lists, and so forth to facilitate the sharing of scientific information between researchers.

   Now, HTML is being widely used to format web pages with the help of different tags available in HTML language.

New Features Of HTML5:

   HTML5 introduces a number of new elements and attributes that helps in building a modern websites. Following are great features introduced in HTML5.

  • New Semantic Elements: Like <header>, <footer>, and <section>. 
  • Forms 2.0: Improvements to HTML web forms where new attributes have been introduced for <input> tag. 
  • Web-Socket : A a next-generation bidirectional communication technology for web applications. 
  • Canvas: This supports a two-dimensional drawing surface that you can program with JavaScript
  • Persistent Local Storage: To achieve without resorting to third-party plugins. 
  • Server-Sent Events: HTML5 introduces events which flow from web server to the web browsers and they are called Server-Sent Events (SSE). 
  • Micro-data: This lets you create your own vocabularies beyond HTML5 and extend your web pages with custom semantics. 
  • Drag and drop: Drag and drop the items from one location to another location on a the same webpage.
  • Geo-location: Now visitors can choose to share their physical location with your web application. 
  • Audio & Video: You can embed audio or video on your web pages without resorting to third-party plugins. 


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