CHAPTER 1

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Overview of HTML5 and ASP.NET 4.5

Until recently, ASP.NET developers didn’t need to bother much about the version number of HTML—and now suddenly everybody is talking about HTML5! That’s the kind of impact the evolved HTML standards will have on the web pages we develop now and in the future. Of course, the old functionality provided by traditional HTML (such as HTML 4.01) isn’t going away. The previous version is an integral part of HTML5, but the new improvements offered by HTML5 are appealing to any ASP.NET developer.

This chapter gives you a quick overview of HTML5 features. It also explains how HTML5 and ASP.NET fit into a web ...

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