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Hacking Web Apps by Mike Shema

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Chapter 1

HTML5

Mike Shemamikeshema@yahoo.com

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Information in this chapter:

• What’s New in HTML5

• Security Considerations for Using and Abusing HTML5

Written language dates back at least 5000 years to the Sumerians, who used cuneiform for things like ledgers, laws, and lists. That original Stone Markup Language carved the way to our modern HyperText Markup Language. And what’s a site like Wikipedia but a collection of byzantine editing laws and lists of Buffy episodes and Star Trek aliens? We humans enjoy recording all kinds of information with written languages.

HTML largely grew as a standard based on de facto implementations. What some (rarely most) browsers did defined ...

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