Chapter 1. Introducing HTML5

We're going to start right at the beginning. In this chapter, we'll look at the history of HTML, to understand where we've come from and where we're headed. Next, we'll explore the new features that HTML5 brings to the table, detailing how and when they should be used. We'll then deconstruct an example web page created using HTML5 to better understand how it could be applied in authentic situations. And lastly, we'll clear up some of the confusion surrounding HTML5 and other new web technologies. Ultimately, this chapter will give you a better understanding of HTML5, providing you with the knowledge necessary to progress further into the book.

A brief history of HTML

In December 1997, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) ...

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