HTML 5 to arrive with new features

HTML that lies at the heart of web pages is going to be upgraded to level 5. That’s a welcome update, because the development of HTML had stopped in 1999.

A lot of much needed new elements such as section, header, footer, nav and article has been introduced. This gives a lot of meaningful structure to pages. Just drop these elements in your code and viola!

The good thing is that HTML 5 is backward compatible, that is, even browsers like Netscape 4 and IE5 can render HTML 5 pages as well as new browsers. Well, at least they aren’t expected to break up the layout.

There is a good article at IBM with a lot more detail and examples. Be sure to check it out!


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