Chapter 2. Important Concepts for HTML5

This short chapter covers some important information to begin our path to HTML5 technologies. It explains some vocabulary used throughout this book that may be new to some readers, and also begins with a briefing on the recurrent goals you see throughout this book.

The Goals of HTML5

HTML5 was born out of visible needs in the browser ecosystem, and the aims of its specifications are all responses to these needs. This section details the three most prominent goals of HTML5, which can be thought of as themes that you see throughout the book.

Improving the Native Web

According to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) specification, ...

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