HTML 5 a Plug in Free Video and Audio

by Tuyen H

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In the article “HTML 5  Starts Looking Real,” Cherny writes about how HTML 5 replaces plug in features such as Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, and Sun Java FX. The first version on HTML was developed by Tim Barners Lee in 1991 based on hypertext linking of pages. Today, we are using XHTML and HTML version 5 which includes WHATWG and W3C. The HTML 5 includes many new tags such as nav, header, section, aside, and footer, and more.  Those new tags allow web developers to create their websites many new features. According to Cherny, HTML 5 allows web developers use follow features:

  1. Native plug-in-free audio and video via tags
  2. A Canvas element for drawing, dynamic text, and animation
  3. Drag-and-drop event data model
  4. Cross-document and cross domain messages
  5. Ajax navigation history (your Back button will work!)
  6. Geo. location
  7. Network status awareness (online/offline)
  8. Enhanced data types for form controls
  9. A rich text -editing model
  10. Local storage in client-side databases
  11. Web worker threads

If those features are built in on the HTML website, multimedia web should be faster; moreover they also supports Search Engine Optimization.

This article relates to this week class because it talk about Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) one of fundamental of web development. It is very interested me because the author not only talk about web technology, the author also points out how, when, and why companies switch to new generation of HTML.

 I agree with Cherny about HTML 5 advantages; however, switching to new technology we need to consider many elements. When we adapt a new technology, we need to train our employees. That cost lot of time and money. In my opinion, if we already have experts on the XHTML or HTML 4, we may slowly switch to new version to save efforts. However, if we just start we better adopt new technology with many advantages.

Citation
Cherny, R. (2009). HTML 5 starts looking real. InformationWeek, (1239), 35-35-36,38,40. Retrieved fromhttp://search.proquest.com/docview/229127366?accountid=10357