What Is HTML 5?

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
  • JavaScript: which allows the code to work

There are three organizations that are  in charge of the specification of HTML 5:

  1. Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG) –  creates and develops the specification
  2. World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) –  delivers the specification.
  3. 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.

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