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jQuery Mobile: Develop and Design by Kris Hadlock

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2. The Role of HTML5

As the starting point for all jQuery Mobile development, HTML5 plays a key role in the jQuery Mobile framework. HTML5 provides the gateway for everything from defining how your webpage renders in mobile, tablet, or desktop browsers to custom attributes that define widgets and themes and much more. This chapter provides an overview of how HTML5 is used and what features are utilized most by the jQuery Mobile framework.

Semantic HTML5

Accessibility is a major focus and priority of the jQuery Mobile framework. This is one reason why the framework is built on semantic HTML and why it’s available to the widest possible range of devices. The techniques that the framework uses to support A-grade browsers even provide access for ...

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