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Wallace Jackson, HTML5 Quick Markup Reference, 10.1007/978-1-4302-6536-8_1

1. HTML5 History: The Past and Future of HTML Markup

Wallace Jackson

(1)Lompoc, California, USA

Let’s get started by taking a look at the history of markup languages, of which HTML—now in its fifth revision, called HTML5—is the most popular and widely utilized. This year (2016) portends the release of another version of HTML5 called HTML 5.1 , which supports using HTML5 not only for all of the popular browsers, but also for the new HTML5 operating systems that have recently appeared as competitors to Android, iOS, and Windows Mobile. The browser manufacturers—specifically Opera, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome—realized that they could enhance their ...

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