What is HTML5?

HTML5 will be the new standard for HTML. HTML5 is the latest and most enhanced version of HTML. The previous version of HTML, HTML 4.01, came in 1999. The web has changed a lot since then.HTML or Hyper Text Markup Language is the main foundation of a web page. Without HTML no website can be displayed. HTML is a markup language or interpreter based scripting language specially designed to show web pages in web browsers. Technically, HTML is not a programming language, but rather a markup language. It is very simple and easy to learn. As it is an interpreter based scripting language, no compilation is required before execution of HTML code like other compiler based languages such as C++, Java etc.

HTML is written with the help of several HTML elements or HTML tags. HTML tags are some special keywords enclosed with angular brackets (‘<’ and ‘>’). Each tag has own functionality or role in a HTML document.

HTML5, the new web standard that has been adopted by Apple, Google and many others, lets web developers create advanced graphics, typography, animations and transitions without relying on third party browser plug-ins (like Flash). HTML5 is completely open and controlled by a standards committee, of which Apple is a member.
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