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A First Look at HTML 5

Aug 12, 2009, 23:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marc Steven Plotz)

"Ok, I see the look on your face. Why the heck would you want to start using a version of HTML that will only be complete two decades from now? The answer is simple. HTML 5 is already being implemented into browsers right now: Opera 10 as well as Firefox 3.5 are the first browsers offering partial HTML 5 support. Internet Explorer and Safari are set to follow suite shortly. However, more than this is the simplicity of the built in functionality of HTML 5. Read on and you may find that you can't wait to start using HTML 5 yourself. Let's jump straight in and explore the new features that HTML 5 offer.

"The first cool thing--and this is a biggie in my book--is the basic DOCTYPE declaration. Wouldn't you like to get rid of all that clutter that you dont really know what it is or why you need it? How about building a doctype like this?"

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