Preface

HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is the predominant language of web pages. Whenever you read or interact with a page in your browser, chances are it’s an HTML document. Originally developed as a way to describe and share scientific papers, HTML is now used to mark up all sorts of documents and create visual interfaces for browser-based software.

With HTML5, however, HTML has become as much an of API (Application Processing Interface) for developing browser-based software as it is a markup language. In this book, we’ll talk about the history of HTML and HTML5 and explore some of its new features.

HTML5 also improves existing elements. With its new input types, we can create rich form controls without the need for a JavaScript library. ...

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