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Getting Started with HTML 5

Web pages are created using a markup language. The most basic and common markup language is called Hypertext Markup Language. Hypertext refers to the fact that the information is not organized in a linear fashion like a book turning from one page to the next page similar to a chain. Instead, embedded links connect to other information and jump from place to place as needed.

A markup language comes from the primary elements of the language taking the form of tags that are inserted into a document to annotate the information stored there. With HTML, the tags indicate how the information should be displayed. HTML5 documents are regular text and can be create in any general-purpose text editor.

A new version of HTML5 was released in 2012 and simply called HTML5. This version of HTML5 was the fifth version and streamlined tag system and support for dynamic content. Development started in 2002 and is still a work on progress. At this time, no browser fully supports HTML5 right now. It is estimated that it may not be fully defined and supported until at least 2018.

Having a solid understanding of how we got to be where we are at, is very helpful in understanding where we go next. In this video we are looking at the history of HTML from its inception, all the way up to HTML5.

Today we look at the philosophy and guiding principles of HTML5. Understanding these things can help us to understand how to work with it every day, and what to expect in the future.


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