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Introduction to HTML tutorials

  • HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is the basic tool for all web page development for Web sites you see on Internet.

  • HTML was originally developed by Tim Berners Lee at CERN. Since then there have been major changes incorporated in different versions.

  • Officially it is W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) to define and establish new version of HTML. However W3C have no powers to bind software leaders.

  • Therefore Microsoft and Netscape regularly come up with their own extensions to official HTML.

  • HTML Version 2.0 was released on October 7, 1995.Added the capabilities to include forms within Document

  • HTML Version 3.0 was released on July 21, 1996

  • HTML 3.2 had been named as WILBUR. Added tags for tables and supports Java Script and Java in document

  • HTML Version 4.0 was released on January 1999. Since 1999, HTML 4 version supports international text, greater accessibility, generic object, dynamic style sheet and many more features.

  • HTML 4.0 had been named as COUGAR.

  • HTML Version 5.0 was probably released on January 2011.

Some of the most interesting new features in HTML5 are below:

  • The <CANVAS> element for 2D drawing

  • The <VIDEO> and <AUDIO> elements for media playback

  • Support for local storage

  • New content-specific elements, like <ARTICLE>, <FOOTER>, <HEADER>, <NAV>, <SECTION>

  • New form controls, like calendar, date, time, email, URL, search.

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