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By Jennifer Marsman There’s no question, HTML5 is a hot topic for developers. If you need a crash course to quickly understand the fundamentals of HTML5’s functionality, you’re in the right place.
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HTML5 is a markup language for structuring and presenting content for the World Wide Web and a core technology of the Internet . It is the fifth revision of the HTML standard (created in 1990 and standardized as HTML 4 as of 1997) [ 2 ] and, as of December 2012 [update] , is a W3C Candidate Recommendation . [ 3 ] Its core aims have been to improve the language with support for the latest multimedia while keeping it easily readable by humans and consistently understood by computers and devices ( web browsers , parsers , etc.). HTML5 is intended to subsume not only HTML 4 , but XHTML 1 and DOM Level 2 HTML as well. [ 2 ]
A vocabulary and associated APIs for HTML and XHTML W3C Candidate Recommendation 17 December 2012 5 Loading Web pages This section describes features that apply most directly to Web browsers.