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HTML New Features

Browser Support

The latest versions of Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera all support many HTML5 features and Internet Explorer will also have support for some HTML5 functionality. The mobile web browsers that come pre-installed on iPhones, iPads, and Android phones all have excellent support for HTML5.

HTML5 introduces a number of new elements and attributes that helps in building a modern website. Following are great features introduced in HTML5.

  • New Semantic Elements These are like <header>, <footer>, and <section>.

  • Forms 2.0 Improvements to HTML web forms where new attributes have been introduced for <input> tag.

  • Persistent Local Storage To achieve without resorting to third-party plugins.

  • WebSocket A a next-generation bidirectional communication technology for web applications.

  • Server-Sent Events HTML5 introduces events which flow from web server to the web browsers and they are called Server-Sent Events (SSE).

  • Canvas This supports a two-dimensional drawing surface that you can program with JavaScript.

  • Audio & Video You can embed audio or video on your web pages without resorting to third-party plugins.

  • Geolocation Now visitors can choose to share their physical location with your web application.

  • Microdata This lets you create your own vocabularies beyond HTML5 and extend your web pages with custom semantics.

  • Drag and drop Drag and drop the items from one location to another location on a the same webpage.

Here is a list of new HTML5 tags that are known as semantic tags, because their names have specific meaning..

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