First, let’s explore what HTML5 is.
HTML5 is the newest variation of the HyperText Markup Language that was innovative in the late 80′s so as to depict records that interfaced to one another. In its initial days, HTML’s role was to help describe a content’s structure and to allow linking of contents for eacy navigation.
Basically HTML5 has new syntactical features, which include the <video>, <audio>, and <canvas> elements, as well as the integration of SVG content. Due to these new elements, it will be very easy to integrate multimedia and graphical content to web without using flash and third party plugins. There are also another new elements like <section>, <article>, <header> and <nav> which enrich the semantic value of the document. Other major advantages of HTML5 are described below.
I wish we could all be using HTML5 today, but the reality is that there’s a few problems that prevent the language from use in modern websites.
- Browser Support
- The Language is a Spec
- Media Licensing Issues