What Does HTML5 Mean for the ASP.NET Developer

HTML is the backbone of the web, and HTML5 will continue that role–and if Microsoft has anything to do with it, it will also play a large role in the development of Windows 8 applications. We’ll take a look the HTML5 specification and talk about how developers can ensure that their ASP.NET apps are HTML5 compliant.

The term “HTML5” has been widely used to describe both HTML5 and a subset of technologies that compliment the scripting language. Most notably, JavaScript and CSS3 will be used along with HTML5 to create dynamic applications. New HTML5 elements include a video tag for displaying video content, and an audio tag for–you guessed it–playing audio content. These elements are destined to replace the object tag that was previously used to display multimedia content.

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