A Quick Peek Through HTML 5.1

HTML 5.1: The specification defines the major and minor version used for structuring and presenting content of the World Wide Web’s core markup language in an attempt to promote interoperability.



HTML 5.1 specifications imbibes efforts that comprises of Web Workers, Storage, Sockets, improved accessibility, and adaptive development that are not included in its previous release.

Why use the HTML 5.1 Nightly?

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It is revised regularly with the latest new features, bug fixes and editorial changes from a wide range of sources, but not exclusively from the WHATWG spec.

It is not just for browser implementer’s:

From a user and developer point of view, the way of handling and making the most use of HTML plays an important role as its use directly impacts those who consume the semantic and structural information and interaction behaviors that HTML as implemented.

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Noticeable features of HTML 5.1:

User Interaction and Focus:

It focuses on the global interaction behavior of the system, where certain elements in HTML have an activation behavior, which means that the user can activate them and triggers a sequence of events dependent on the activation mechanism

Every user agent should permit the user to trigger elements that have activation behavior, either by using any one of these as input:

-Keyboard input
-Voice input, or
-Mouse clicks

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Geo-location helps identifying geographic location of an object best known for mobile device is one of the significant features of HTML 5.1.


This feature allows web developer to render graphics on the fly, where canvas has a few modes for drawing paths, boxes, circles, text, adding images and it does not make use of plug-in.

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Web Workers and Application caches:

Web workers make use of separated thread from background instead of using heavy scripts, where it works like cookies, but cookies are small, the new feature allows for much larger files.

A web worker is a JavaScript that runs in the background, independently of other scripts, without affecting the performance of the page and it also introduces application cache, which means that a web application is cached, and accessible without an internet connection.

Browser Compatibility:

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Below is the list of browsers that are supports HTML 5.1.

1. Google Chrome 10.0 and above
2. Firefox 4.0 and above
3. Internet Explorer 8.0 and above

Multimedia Support:

One of the significant features oh HTML 5.1 is that it supports both audio and video files that can be played in a browser, where Videos can be inserted as easily as an image without third party plug-ins or codec.

HTML5.1 is an exciting technology for creating new and powerful browser-based applications which has more attractive features that make your site more alluring.

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