HTML5 Aims to Revolutionize the Web

By HTMLGoodies Staff

20 years after the web was created, almost 2 billion people are online throughout the world, and the internet is vital to international trade, communications and politics. That said, the technology that the web is built upon has barely changed--until HTML5 made the scene.

In a long-awaited update to the HyperText Markup Language (HTML) specification, with backing from most of the internet's largest companies, HTML5 carries on the tradition of being the main markup language used to create the web as we know it. HTML tells the web browser what it needs in order to do the things it does, go where it goes and look how it looks.

The HTML5 specification isn't due to be ratified for a few more years, but early adoption in the industry adds a host of new capabilities and features for web pages which advocates say will change the way we use the web on a day-to-day basis.

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