What is the status of the development of the HTML 5 standard?
HTML5 is being developed as the next major revision of HTML (HyperText Markup Language), the core markup language of the World Wide Web. The Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG) started work on the specification in June 2004 under the name Web Applications 1.0. As of March 2010[update], the specification is in the Draft Standard state at the WHATWG, and in Working Draft state at the W3C.What are the new APIs provided by the HTML 5 standard? Give a brief description of each.
What purpose does HTML5 serve?
- Timed media playback
- Offline storage database
- Document editing
- Cross-document messaging
- Browser history management
- MIME type and protocol handler registration
HTML5 is the proposed next standard for HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.0 and DOM Level 2 HTML. It aims to reduce the need for proprietary plug-in-based rich internet application (RIA) technologies such as Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, Apache Pivot, and Sun JavaFX.What other advantages does HTML5 have?
- Cleaner markup
- Standardized approach to mobile devices support
- Additional semantics of new elements like <header>, <nav>, and <time>
- New form input types and attributes that will (and in Opera’s case, do) take the hassle out of scripting forms.