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HTML5 and CSS3 Transition, Transformation, and Animation by Gianluca Guarini, Aravind Shenoy

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Chapter 4. Web Forms in HTML5

Prior to HTML5, developers and web designers had to write a lot of code for basic things such as a datepicker. JavaScript was used extensively for basic things and it was difficult to write such code given the complexity of the web pages we come across nowadays.

HTML5 accounts for cleaner code and the introduction of new input types makes it easier for developers to design their web pages. In this chapter, we will discuss the new input types and attributes in HTML5.

If the input types and attributes are not compatible with earlier versions of the browsers, they will be ignored and the <input type= text> default will be considered.

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Currently, some of the features of HTML5 are supported by the latest versions of Opera ...

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