HTML5 – Future of Internet Evolution

What is HTML5?

WWW or the World Wide Web has traveled a long way since the early days of static pages in other words frozen, simple and silent text based pages low quality graphics. There was a time when we were astounded if a company even had a website, however those days have long gone.

Although there were some ups and down along the way, as in order to display content every browser used its own custom code which brought a massive change across cyberspace.

HTML5 is the next step in the evolution of the internet. HTML5 will revise the basic language of the online world. Its features include integration of video and audio without any java scripting or fancy tricks. You can also now pull off tricks like drag and drop interfaces, online document editing and much more without costly custom coding that may not be compatible across the board.

Many of the customized bits and pieces that exist to keep early browsers working with the new websites have been simplified by the HTML5. New features such as pre-fetching of pages and data that the user is likely to access after the page they are on are added in it. For instance, if you are reading an article, the next page’s content can be downloaded as you read, without you having to do anything.

Possibly the biggest step forward is that HTML5 will be that the markup will help computerized systems to understand the content and context of our pages, rather than just the layout.

When will we see HTML5?

Currently, the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group estimates the end of 2010. HTML5 will of course be backwards compatible with HTML4 and all web pages are expected to work as normal.

Where will the next twenty years take the internet?

No one can say for sure, but HTML5’s unifying of many costly customizations will surely be a step in the right direction.

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