Some may feel that HTML5 is creating chaos. “New technology – everything is going to change”. Is that so? The real fact would be, it’s not. If your application was working on HTML4 till yesterday, it will obviously work today in HTML5. But HTML5 fascinates programmers with its features, which were not possible in previous versions.
HTML used in the 1990s was used in browsers that haven’t survived in their old form; however, HTML has continued to evolve over time to its present form. The reason behind this would be the flexibility of HTML in meeting the requirements and adapting the changes through all these technological generations. We would be able to open an HTML page developed in 1990s even today, and nearly 99% of the web pages being used are developed using HTML.
While all these years, HTML had been limited to static web pages and images, this revised edition of HTML allows developers not to rely on third-party plug-ins. The greatest advantages of using HTML5 include adding canvas, videos, finding geo-location and creating offline web applications. ePUB3 - the new standard for eBooks developed by IDPF (International Digital Publishing Forum) is also extensively supporting the use of HTML5 to make eBooks rich and interactive.
Most of its features work best in almost all browsers including Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari and Internet Explorer. From the kind of acceptance, recognition and adoption of HTML5 from a wide range of industries, it is anticipated that HTML will continue to grow and evolve through future technological generations, too.