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HTML 5


HTML 5 is the latest standard for publishing content to the Internet. One of its features is it is an attempt to define a single markup language which is may be translated to the HTML or XHTML language. There are many new syntax additions to HTML 5 such as the video, audio, and canvas elements. These elements allow HTML5 the ability to play video inside a web browser without the use of plug-ins such as Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, and Google Gears.

Applications

HTML5 is used to deliver information to users, such as text, links, images, videos and web applications.
HTML5 will showcase features such as:
-The ability to support streaming of native audio and video. What this means is that websites will be able to stream audio and video without needing players such as java, flash and quicktime.
-Canvas Drawing, which is the ability of a developer of a page to designate a space on a page where an interactive picture, graph or chart will be, again, without the need of java, flash, etc.
-Geolocation, which allows HTML5 to locate where you are, and tailor things like search items, tag posts you make on a social website, and use any other location-based application HTML5 can produce.
Related links

How HTML5 Will Shake Up the Web

http://www.technologyreview.com/web/25838/page1/?a=f

HTML Web Standards
http://www.apple.com/html5/

HTML5 vs. Flash comparison finds a few surprises, settles few debates
http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/10/html5-vs-flash-comparison-finds-a-few-surprises-settles-few-de

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