HTML 5.1 Replaces HTML 5 as the New W3C Recommendation

The core language of the web just got its new cover, HTML 5.1.

“This specification defines the 5th major version, first minor version of the core language of the world wide web: the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)”

As per the official website of W3C.

HTML 5.1 replaces HTML 5

So, by 1 November 2016, HTML 5.1 became the W3C recommendation replacing its predecessor HTML 5.

To read the official announcement, you are required to click on this link.


What’s new in HTML 5.1?

Some of the features which are added in HTML 5.1 are as follows:

Added Features
  • The <picture> and srcset attributes of HTML 5 now supports responsive image selection.
  • The <details> and <summary> elements are more efficient than before. It helps the authors to provide extended information.
  • Authors can now add functionalities to the browser context menu.
  • More efficient animation can be done using the requestAnimationFrame API.

and many others.

Features Removed
  • appcache id removed.
  • You can no longer use the form attribute for <label>
  • The command API and media controllers.
  • You can now use nested <header> and <footer> elements.
  • You can now leave <option> element empty.
  • Mousewheel event is now named as wheel.
  • <img> and related elements now supports width=”0″. and many others.

For the complete list of changes, removed and added features , click on the following link.

As mentioned in the specification itself, these changes were made to help web application authors and were based on prevailing authoring parctices. Additionally, special heed is paved towards improving interoperability.


What’s next?

In the official announcement, it is clearly mentioned that the team is working on HTML 5.2 which will be out by late 2017 making HTML 5.1, an obsolete recommendation.

So, what are you waiting for? Explore the new features of HTML 5.1 and do let us know what you think about it. We will be happy to hear from you.

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