Introduction to HTML5 – History of HTML
HTML : HTML stands for ‘Hyper text markup language’, its a core technology markup language used for designing web pages. HTML was introduced at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics in Geneva, Switzerland in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee, then in July 1994- HTML specification for HTML 2 is released and in March 1995- HTML 3 is published as an Internet Draft, in January 1997- HTML 3.2 is ready and since 2000 there was no update for HTML 4.01 and in 2014 the world wide web consortium scheduled a ‘Last call’ for HTML5.
New Elements in HTML5
Since 1999-2000 HTML4.01 was the standard used markup language, after that HTML 5 came which removed all the obsolete tags that were not intended to be used and rewritten all the tags in HTML 5.
Here is the comprehensive list of all new tags introduced in HTML5
Defines a key-pair generator field (for forms) Specifies the main content of a document Defines marked/highlighted text Defines a command/menu item that the user can invoke from a popup menu Defines a scalar measurement within a known range (a gauge)