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WebSocket Essentials – Building Apps with HTML5 WebSockets by Varun Chopra

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HTML5 – the modern Web standard

After eight years working on the HTML5 standard, W3 finalized the standard on October 28, 2014. This standard is going to be revolutionary for the future of the Web. The enhancements done to the HTML standard are revolutionary. Let us go through the main features of HTML5, which makes it a great standard for the Web:

Media – audio/video

One of the big features introduced in the HTML5 standard is media playback. We can now play audio/video directly using the browser. Earlier we used to use some plugins in order to play audio and video, which added another layer onto our web application. For example, YouTube used Flash player to play videos, but now we can play the videos directly. This feature has been a bigger advantage ...

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