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HTML 5 – The future of the web browser

HTML is the language that describes a web page to us, and without it there is no display of the same. With each newer version of the HTML language, there are new features and functions that are there to make it easier for web designers to work, to create more space for them when it comes to developing the design and content of the page. With the latest version of HTML 5, we got new standards, also compensated for the shortcomings and “bugs” from previous versions. We no longer have to use plugins like Flash, Silverlight, and Java to develop more complex content that HTML previously could not cover on its own, but HTML has evolved enough since version 4.01 that there is now hardly anything we can’t implement using HTML syntax. Speaking of syntax, it has been changed, or rather new elements have been added to replace the old ones. We define these elements, their structure and appearance with CSS, ie CSS 3 version, which is a counterpart version of CSS to the HTML five. Also, the role of new, semantic elements, ie tags, was aimed at reducing the use of additional scripts and directly defining the content through them.

The development of HTML 5 was worked on by WHATWG (Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group), a community of people who develop HTML and related technologies. In addition to WHATWG, experts from all major companies dealing with the development of web browsers and WC3 were involved in the development of HTML 5. The goal was primarily to improve the HTML language, support for multimedia content, customizable display of content on all devices, desktops, laptops, mobile and tablet devices. It is also worth mentioning the possibility of integrating all content that replaces object tags, new multimedia elements such as audio, video and canvas elements, etc. Ejected elements in HTML5.

Support for the new HTML 5 is provided by all popular web browsers that include Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari and Internet Explorer. There are also certain elements that are not compatible on all web browsers, however HTML 5 is constantly evolving, and browsers will support an increasing number of its functionalities.