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Introduction to HTML5

HTML5 is a newest version of HTML (Hypertext Markup Language). It is an ongoing process that took place by combined efforts of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG). The initial phase for the development of HTML5 started in 2004 by WHATWG that has been developed by edited by David Hyatt of Apple and Ian Hickson of Google, Inc. There are several features in the latest version that have been implemented in various Web browsers.

An open source workable platform has been intended to be produced by HTML5, which can be used by multiple vendors throughout the internet. As a result, everyone can have access to the development of new applications. Some of the major browsers namely Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox presently supports some of the features of HTML5.

This the latest version have been considered as the new platform for streaming video capabilities into browser applications. JavaFX, Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight obsolete are some of the potential plug-ins that can be used with this language. It comes endowed with many interesting features like:

  • Canvas technology: It has been invented by well known brand Apple with a 2-D browser based drawing feature. To draw graphics on web page, JavaScript has been used. Here are some of the drawing methods like circles, paths, boxes, characters and images that have been used by canvas element.
  • Web videos: These days, most video are shown by plug-ins like Flash. HTML5 includes standard way with the video element for quality videos.
  • Audio on web: mostly, all audios are played using plug-ins like Flash whereas, HTML5 indicate standard audio element to play sound files.
  • Web Storage: There are two methods namely session storage and local storage used for storing data without any effect the website's performance.
In addition to this introduction to HTML5, the APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) need to tbe outlined as they have also been outlined by HTML5. It include several impressive features like browser history management, canvas element for immediate mode 2D drawing, drag and drop, MIME type and protocol handler registration, timed media playback, Microdata, offline storage database, document editing, cross-document messaging and further more.