HTML5 is a markup language used for structuring and
describing web page contents. It is a fifth major version of HTML and published by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium).
HTML5 introduces new elements, syntactic features and APIs for complex web applications. It is a perfect language for web designer. To handle media and graphical substances, the new <video>, <audio>, <canvas>, <svg> APIs are included. New structural elements such as main, section, article, footer, aside are also included. It introduces a new vector based graphics API to draw different shapes and MathML API for mathematical formulas.
HTML5 Characteristics and Features
- It introduced VIDEO element, which eliminate the need to install third party plug-ins, such as Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight.
- It introduced AUDIO element, so no need to install third party plugin to render audio.
- It provides facility to add drag-and-drop in web pages which eliminate the third party add-ons.
- It introduced an SVG element, which is used to draw various shapes on a web page.