What to Expect in HTML5
HTML 5 is fast-approaching. And according to many web experts, this new update will bring along a number of new changes which will affect today’s modern web development practices. So what are these changes?
Major Changes in HTML5
Changes in its Markup
Some of the most popular changes which will happen once HTML5 is standardized is with its Markup. According to many web design Philippines experts, HTML5 will introduce a number of new elements and attributes. Some of the most popular are the website navigation block (), the footer (), audio and video HTML code ( ) which replaced the use of , and many more.
In addition to that, HTML5 is no longer based on SGML, which is what HTML 4 is based on, although there are still a number of a number of similarities between both versions of HTML. But according to many web design Philippines experts, HTML5 is still designed to be backward compatible with common parsing of older versions of HTML, and it also comes with a new introductory line that looks like an SGML document type declaration, .
XHTML5 is the XML serialization of HTML5. XML documents must be served with an XML Internet media type such as application/xhtml+xml or application/xml. XHTML5 requires XML’s strict, well-formed syntax. In XHTML5 the HTML5 doctype html is optional and may simply be omitted.
Significant Changes in Error-Handling
According to many web design Philippines experts, HTML5 had significantly improved in-terms of error-handling, in which HTML5 browsers will be more flexible in handling errors. HTML5 was built so that old browsers can safely ignore new HTML5 constructs. In contrast to HTML 4.01, the HTML5 specification gives detailed rules for lexing and parsing, with the intent that different compliant browsers will produce the same result in the case of incorrect syntax.
In addition to its major changes in Markup, HTML5 have introduced a number of new APIs or Application Programming Interfaces, such as the canvas elements for immediate mode 2D drawing, timed media playback, offline storage database, document editing, drag-and-drop, cross document messaging, browser history management, MIME type and protocol handler registration, as well as a microdata.
However, according to web experts, not all of those are included in W3C HTML5 specification. They are, however, included in the WHATWG HTML specification.
Margarette Mcbride is a copywriter of Optimind Web Design and SEO, a web design and seo company in the Philippines. Optimind specializes in building and promoting websites that are designed for conversion.