HTML is essentially how people communicate and acknowledge each other on the World Wide Web as it is the core markup language. The latest version of Hypertext Markup Language, HTML5, has recently been launched with new features and elements to boast about. Here is some information to help you learn HTML 5.

HTML5 is the proposed next standard for HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.0 and DOM Level 2 HTML. Its goal is to reduce the need for proprietary RIA technologies, which include the likes of Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight and Sun JavaFX.

The ideas for the revised HTML began all the way back in 2004 by the WHATWG and are just now making way. Although parts of the revision have been completed and are ready for use, it is an ongoing work that is expected to continue for many years to come.

It certainly features a number of new elements and attributes that will assist modern web sites. Some of the basic elements that have been added include semantic replacements for common uses of generic block and inline elements. Other elements will work with standardized interface like <audio> and <video> elements.

As you learn HTML 5, you will find there are some elements that have been dropped from HTML 4.01. One such feature is the presentational elements of <font> and <centers> which are now achieved using CSS.

Lastly, you will find the HTML syntax is no longer based on SGML. It now comes with a new introductory line that is similar to SGML document type declaration, allowing standards-compliant rendering in all browsers that use “DOCTYPE sniffing.”