- Consist of tags in angle brackets
- Building blocks for website
- Web browser read Html and convert it in
- Used by web browser to display content in web browser
- Allow to embed object and images
- Fifth revision of Html
- It extends and improves existing markup language
- Created to run with cross platform mobile devices
Now Lets see in detail about 5 major differences between html and html 5
- Clear Syntax –
- Compatibility –
Html 5.0 is still not supported by all browser, as it is not standardized.Except IE most other started supporting major functionality of Html 5.0.On the other hand Html 4 is supported by all browser.
- New tags –
Html 5.0 introduces new tags <nav> which can be used to create links on a page.It has also header and footer tags to keep same content throughout the page.These functionality can be achieved through CSS. You can see a example below for reference.
- Error/Exception handling –
In html 4.0 we have concept of tag soup where we can write malformed or troubled code and later correct it into a valid document.The only problem it is not standardized, so you need to test it on different browsers.However in Html 5 we have detailed rules for lexing and parsing of document, so that different browsers will give give same error in case of error or malformed code.
- In built multimedia features –
In html 4, we need to depend on Flash and other software to include interactive feature in webpage.This may lead incompatibility problem with some browsers.Html 5 includes inbuilt features of multimedia and dynamic contents.It can includes video, video games etc directly played within the webpages.
Html 5 still has a way to go and definitely it is the future for dynamic and interactive web pages.As more and more apps are getting built for smartphone and handheld devices , it is a future technology every web developer should be equipped with.Once Html 5 will be standardized more and more browser start supporting it and make developer job easier with coding and compatibility.I would appreciate your views and suggestion.
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