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Web Technology: Theory and Practice by M. Srinivasan

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2.8 HTML5

As HTML5 is being released, it is supported by some of the latest version of browsers in varying degrees of compliance. The new features of HTML5 has generated a lot of interest, it is just being introduced, as an overhaul for HTML4. Browsers will continue to support both versions for a lot more time as it will take a while before its usage becomes widespread. At this point of time there are variations in the degree of support for HTML5 in various browsers: IE, FireFox, Opera, Chrome and Safari. One of the goals of HTML5 is to enable moving away from proprietary technologies. So far, the trend has been to promote more and more capabilities towards rich interfaces, as is seen by plug-ins such as Flash, Silverlight, etc. But HTML5 promises ...

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