HTML4 vs. HTML5

What's the difference

History of HTML

Began in an unlikely place a European laboratory in Geneva Switzerland.Tim Berners-Lee

The inventor of the world wide web was working at CERN when he developed the concept for HTML.Tim's prototype browser on the NeXT computer was released in 1990

HTML 4

The first version to include cascading style sheets .Launched in April of 1998 HTML 4 ensures that designers have a greater ability to develop more complex web sites.

HTML 5

The fifth revision of HTML since the World Wide Web was released.It was developed to solve compatibility problems that affected the current HTML 4

The Difference Between HTML 4 vs HTML 5

The major difference between HTML 4 and HTML 5 is that HTML 5 provides a common interface that makes things easier to load while previous versions required Propriety plug-ins and API's

Why HTML 5 ?

Web developers wanted a easier way to code and make it more logical.The new version was released in 2008 and it's creator says it will never be complete.

New Elements

  • <details>
  • <aside>
  • <dialog>
  • etc

New Attributes

  • Auto-complete
  • Auto focus
  • Auto Form

In HTML 4 but not HTML5

  • center
  • font
  • frame
  • dir