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Liferay User Interface Development by Frank Yu, Xinsheng Chen, Jonas X. Yuan

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What is HTML5?

HTML5 is the next major revision of the standard HTML. Its immediate predecessors are HTML 4.0.1 and XHTML 1.1. Although HTML5 is still a work in progress, Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera already support some of its features in their latest versions. Internet Explorer 9 will also be available to support some HTML5 features.

HTML5 has introduced some very impressive features:

  • The content elements such as header, nav, article, section, and footer
  • The canvas element for drawing
  • The video and audio elements for multimedia
  • Form control elements including calendar, date, time, email, and search
  • Improved support for offline local storage

How are these new HTML5 elements used?

In HTML 4, we may structure a page in the following way:

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