The computing world offers a variety of web technologies that help in developing web applications with defined sets of objects, classes, properties, and methods. These properties are available in three types of languages, the markup, the style sheet, and the programming languages. Web technology also offers an interface that ensures effective communication and sharing of information between web server and clients. Hyper-Text Markup Language (HTML) forms the main language used in the web technology for sharing web information. The main purpose of HTML is the creation of web pages. HTML occurs in different formats depending on the time of innovation. HTML 5 is the fifth revision of web technology markup language that structures and presents contents for the World Wide Web (WWW). Opera Software innovated HTML and later versions (Sharma, Bhardwaj, & Bhardwaj 1430). There are observable differences between HTML and HTML 5 as discussed in the paper.
HTML’s DOCTYPE is based in SGML hence making it much longer compared to HTML 5 DOCTYPE that enables standards mode for documents. HTML 5 DOCTYPE is short and more usable in information sharing. Secondly, HTML does not contain audio and video elements because they do not form part of its specifications while audio and video forms the integral part of HTML 5. On the other hand, individuals using the basic HTML find challenges getting the true GeoLocatio of users browsing from different websites, especially those using personal phones. HTML 5 contains JS GeoLocation API that assists in locating places where different users browse at any time (Sharma, Bhardwaj, & Bhardwaj 1431). The following element of HTML 5 helps users to identify different location where other people tried to log into their accounts.
The above differences show that HTML 5 is a modern markup web technology that uses modern technologies. Computers using modern operating systems find it hard using the older version of HTML because its graphics is not supported by modern browsers. Web developers are still in the process of upgrading HTML5; hence changes are highly expected in the near future (Jianming 1).
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