By Default, Drupal 8 Will Be Created in HTML5
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HTML5 is very likely to be the building block of the future web, just as HTML has been the core technology of what we currently know as the web today. According to Drupal's Dries Buytaert, when Drupal 8 is released, it will create websites using HTML5--but it will be a while before that days comes.
According to recent reports, the Drupal content management system (CMS) runs 2 percent of all websites, up from 1 percent in April of last year. Drupal currently creates web pages in XHTML, which tends to frustrate developers who are creating mobile websites. Drupal 8 will allow developers to continue working with XML, should they need it, but will include support for HTML5 tags, allowing elements such as forms to be rendered on multiple devices without being hardcoded for each device.
Drupal 8 will also focus on web services, so apps can still run natively, and developers can still use Drupal's standard XML option to output the site to Adobe Flash.
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