What’s New in HTML5?

HTML5  intoduces new feaures built into the browser without the use of plug-ins and/or scripting in the form of new elemenst and APIs:

  • The Canvas element: allows scriptable bitmap editing.
  • Document editing: permits editing content directly in the web pages
  • Web forms: self validate and offer more input types.
  • Drag-and-drop: allows manipulating elements without scripting
  • Audio and Video Timed media playback: enables native control of media files without plug-ins.
  • New structural elements: removes the use of <div> tags with classes and IDs to create common elements such as headers and footers.

Microsoft has pledged to introduce HTML5 support in IE version 9.

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