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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:35 PM

So, what's the big deal about HTML 5?
Those of you who use it already what are the main advantages? Cleaner code? More hassle or less as of right now (meaning are browsers using it stably) ?
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Re: HTML5

Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:35 AM

HTML5 will be the new standard for HTML. The previous version HTML 4.01, is from year 1999. The web has changed a lot since then. Some old useless tags are removed, which can be do with CSS-styles.

Some new tags:
  • The <canvas> element for 2D drawing
  • The <video> and <audio> elements for media playback
  • Support for local storage
  • New content-specific elements, like <article>, <footer>, <header>, <nav>, <section>
  • New form controls, like calendar, date, time, email, url, search


HTML5 is not yet an official standard, and browsers have no full HTML5 support.
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Re: HTML5

Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:32 AM

Ok, so good things out of it then.

Do you use it / actually put it into production? If not, how long is it just a concept do you think?
Or, if you do use it, do you have backup code in place, because that seems redundant, messy, and slow.
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Re: HTML5

Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:52 AM

Yes, I use HTML5 at this moment mostly. Trying to learn new tags and forgetting olds...

(hint: one major change is the doctype,
<!DOCTYPE html>
otherwise not other major things.)

And must learn to use all new great tags such as <header> <nav> and <footer> ... :D
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Re: HTML5

Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:55 AM

View PostVompaudi, on 28 November 2012 - 09:52 AM, said:

(hint: one major change is the doctype,
<!DOCTYPE html>
otherwise not other major things.)

IMHO, that’s just a fake doctype to trigger standards mode (in IE). other than that this declaration has no use (have you ever wondered, what doctype XHTML5 uses?)
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