Chapter 26APIs: Overview

In this chapter, we’ll make a quick trip to the world of HTML5 APIs. I’ll outline the APIs that are going to be discussed in this book, and what you’ll have learned by the end. There’ll be no diving into any code in this chapter; rather, it will provide a quick overview of each API so that you can get a clear idea about what you’re going to learn.

Some HTML5 APIs are still fairly new, and not every version of every browser supports them, which you’ll need to bear in mind while creating HTML5 apps. Whenever you’re going to use any HTML5 API, it’s always a good idea to check the support for that API in the browser. We’ll see how to do that in the last section of the chapter.

A Quick Tour of the HTML5 APIs Covered

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