Chapter 11. HTML5

What this chapter covers:

  • What HTML5 is

  • How you can use it today

  • A brief introduction to a number of new HTML5 features including canvas, audio, video and forms

I began this book with an over-the-shoulder look at the history of JavaScript and the emergence of a standardized Document Object Model. Today, the emergence of HTML5 is blurring the lines between the DOM, style, and behavior, so let's take a look at what's new and where things are headed in the future.

What is HTML5?

HTML5 is the now and the future of the HTML language. From specifications in HTML4 to XHTML to Web Apps 1.0 and back to HTML5, its path to inception has faced many hurdles and battles. The fighting and political struggles behind HTML5's creation—some of which ...

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