Chapter 14: HTML5 APIs

HTML5 is the latest version of the Hypertext Markup Language used to create web pages. The latest iteration is HTML 5.1, which finally became a W3C recommendation in November 2016.

HTML5 was for HTML what ES6 was for JavaScript – it added a large number of new features to the specification. It also went beyond the actual markup language and brought together a number of related technologies such as CSS and JavaScript. We’ve already seen in Chapter 8 some of the new form elements as well as the validation API that has been introduced. In this chapter, we’ll be looking at some of the other APIs that were made available in HTML5 and beyond.

In this chapter, we’ll cover the following topics:

  • The development of HTML5 and the ...

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