11 Facts About HTML5


HTML5 is a markup language used for structuring and presenting content on the World Wide Web.

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HTML5 was first released in a public-facing form on 22 January 2008, with a major update and "W3C Recommendation" status in October 2014.

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HTML5 includes detailed processing models to encourage more interoperable implementations; it extends, improves, and rationalizes the markup available for documents and introduces markup and application programming interfaces for complex web applications.

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The HTML5 specification was adopted as the starting point of the work of the new HTML working group of the W3C in 2007.

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On 28 October 2014, HTML5 was released as a W3C Recommendation, bringing the specification process to completion.

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Some features that were removed from the original HTML5 specification have been standardized separately as modules, such as Microdata and Canvas.

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Some features that might have slowed down the standardization of HTML5 were or will be standardized as upcoming specifications, instead.

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HTML5 introduces elements and attributes that reflect typical usage on modern websites.

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HTML5 syntax is no longer based on SGML despite the similarity of its markup.

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HTML5 is designed so that old browsers can safely ignore new HTML5 constructs.

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Since 2014, HTML5 is at least partially supported by most popular layout engines.

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