HTML 5.1 is going to be the new web standard
HTML 5.1 has been promoted to ‘Proposed Recommendation’ recently, which is the last stage before it becomes ‘W3C Recommendation’ by substituting HTML 5. A lot of people is wondering what’s new and what’s different with HTML 5.1. Well, though the number of new feature and changes isn’t very low, still I think there’s nothing to be super excited or, to be obsessed. As W3C itself states; “The goal isn’t perfection… but rather to make HTML 5.1 better than HTML 5.0”
So, if you’re someone who already got HTML5 skills under your belt, then HTML 5.1 isn’t going to be anything hard for you to pick up and understand. It’s not a huge update like HTML5 was.
New features in HTML 5.1
Major browser vendor has already started to implement HTML 5.1 features in their browser. These new features include some new HTML element and attributes as well as omissions of some old and obsolete element and attributes. The new HTML 5.1 element worth mentioning is the <picture> element, <menu> and <menuitem> element, <summary> and <details> tags, some new input type like [datetime], [month], [week] etc. Keep in mind that some of these elements are under ‘Proposed for removal’ section and might get removed in a later version of HTML if they are not properly supported by browsers. So, think twice before you use them.
To see the full list of HTML 5.1 features, Click here.
To check out browser implementation status, Click here.
HTML 5.2 is not far away!
While HTML 5.1 is waiting to the web standard by replacing HTML5, W3C is already working on the release of HTML 5.2, which will become the web standard by replacing HTML 5.1 next year. Dramatic weather, remember? But no, That’s a good thing. W3C is working hard. So hard that we can expect a stable release of HTML every year.
Don’t forget to let us know what you think about HTML 5.1 in the comment box below.
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