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1. Getting to Know HTML5: Welcome to Webville

Chapter 1. Getting to Know HTML5: Welcome to Webville

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HTML has been on a wild ride. Sure, HTML started as a mere markup language, but more recently HTML’s put on some major muscle. Now we’ve got a language tuned for building true web applications with local storage, 2D drawing, offline support, sockets and threads, and more. The story of HTML wasn’t always pretty, and it’s full of drama (we’ll get to all that), but in this chapter, we’re first going to go on a quick joyride through Webville to get a sense of everything that goes into “HTML5.” Come on, hop in, we’re headed to Webville, and we’re going to start by going from zero to HTML5 in 3.8 pages (flat).

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Heads up: XHTML received a “Dear John” letter in 2009 and we’ll be visiting XHTML later in the “Where are they now” segment.


  

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