HTML 5 Defined
HTML 5 is a version of the software solution stack, Hypertext Markup Language, the code that defines the properties and behaviors of web page content. HTML 5 is the fifth and last version of HTML, which is a World Wide Web Consortium recommendation.
HTML 5 is made up of three types of code:
- HMTL: which provides the structure
- Cascading Style Sheets (CSS): which provides the presentation
There are three organizations that are in charge of the specification of HTML 5:
- Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG) – creates and develops the specification
- World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) – delivers the specification.
- Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) – develops the WebSocket API.
The difference between HTML 5 and HTML is that the latest version supports the traditional HTML and XHTML-style syntax and other new features in its markup including: New APIs, XHTML and error handling.