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Chapter 8: The WebBrowser Control > A Brief Introduction to HTML5 Features

A Brief Introduction to HTML5 Features

Windows Phone 7.5 is a huge leap forward. One of the biggest new features of this release is the inclusion of the Internet Explorer 9 web browser. Internet Explorer 9 offers support for HTML5, which implies cross-platform mobile application development with all the major players in the mobile space supporting the HTML5 standard. But what is HTML5, and what makes it the development platform of tomorrow? In this section, you will take a brief look at some of the features of HTML5 that make this environment appealing for a large spectrum of mobile applications.

HTML5 Features

HTML5 is much more than just a new markup language. Although the exact definitions of HTML5 vary, the best way to think about it, in our opinion, is as a set of features that will make the web applications of tomorrow more local, more interactive, and easier to build. The way HTML5 accomplishes this is through a multitude of features, some of which are discussed following. It is beyond the scope of this book to provide a comprehensive overview of all HTML5 features. We recommend reading the excellent book HTML5 Solutions by Marco Casario (Apress, 2011). Meanwhile, the HTML5 standard continues to evolve.


  

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