Introduction to HTML5

What is HTML5?

HTML5 is the next generation of HTML and will be the new standard for HTML, XHTML, and the HTML DOM.

HTML5 is not yet an official standard and is still a work in progress. Most modern browsers like Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer have some HTML5 support and are working towards adding new HTML5 features to their latest versions.

New Features in HTML5

  • New content specific elements like header, nav, section, article, footer
  • Video and audio elements for media playback.
  • Form elements like email, calendar, date, time, url, search
  • The HTML5 Canvas element is an HTML tag with its content being rendered with the help of JavaScript.
  • Support for local offline storage