HTML 5, a hyped truth? or a trend setter?

The practical truth that all programmers and HTML users who has seen the updation versions of HTML agree in one voice that the hype given by media and marketing people to HTML 5 has really made it more complex then it seems.

Top 10 Reasons to use HTML 5 - Doctype, Media Elements - Video and Audio Support, Cleaner Code, Inline Elements, Block level Elements etc. With Increase in Media Elements, Mobile Applications & Websites it seems that YES definitely HTML 5 will simplify the process and ease of implementing the same.

The new Tags which are implemented in HTML5 is given below:

Tag
Description
New in
HTML5?
Tag
Description New in
HTML5?
<!--...--> Specifies a comment   <input> Specifies an input field  
<!DOCTYPE> Specifies the document type   <ins> Specifies inserted text  
<a> Specifies a hyperlink   <kbd> Specifies keyboard text  
<abbr> Specifies an abbreviation   <keygen> Generates a key pair NEW
<address> Specifies an address element   <label> Specifies a label for a form control  
<area> Specifies an area inside an image map   <legend> Specifies a title in a fieldset  
<article> Specifies an article NEW <li> Specifies a list item  
<aside> Specifies content aside from
the page content
NEW <link> Specifies a resource reference  
<audio> Specifies sound content NEW <mark> Specifies marked text NEW
<b> Specifies bold text   <map> Specifies an image map  
<base> Specifies a base URL for all
the links in a page
  <menu> Specifies a menu list  
<bdi> For bi-directional text formatting NEW <meta> Specifies meta information  
<bdo> Specifies the direction
of text display
  <meter> Specifies measurement within
a predefined range
NEW
<blockquote> Specifies a long quotation   <nav> Specifies navigation links NEW
<body> Specifies the body element   <noscript> Specifies a noscript section  
<br> Inserts a single line break   <object> Specifies an embedded object  
<button> Specifies a push button   <ol> Specifies an ordered list  
<canvas> Define graphics NEW <optgroup> Specifies an option group  
<caption> Specifies a table caption   <option> Specifies an option
in a drop-down list
 
<cite> Specifies a citation   <output> Specifies some types of output NEW
<code> Specifies computer code text   <p> Specifies a paragraph  
<col> Specifies attributes for
table columns
  <param> Specifies a parameter for an object  
<colgroup> Specifies groups of table
columns
  <pre> Specifies preformatted text  
<command> Specifies a command NEW <progress> Specifies progress of
a task of any kind
NEW
<data> Allows for machine-readable
data to be provided
NEW <q> Specifies a short quotation  
<datagrid> Allows for an interactive
representation of
tree, list, or tabular data
NEW <ruby> Specifies a ruby annotation
(used in East Asian typography)
NEW
<datalist> Specifies an "autocomplete"
dropdown list
NEW <rp> Used for the benefit
of browsers that don't
support ruby annotations
NEW
<dd> Specifies a definition description   <rt> Specifies the ruby text
component of a ruby annotation.
NEW
<del> Specifies deleted text   <s> Indicates text that's no
longer accurate or relevant.
 
<details> Specifies details of an element NEW <samp> Specifies sample computer code  
<dfn> Defines a definition term   <script> Specifies a script  
<div> Specifies a section in a document   <section> Specifies a section NEW
<dl> Specifies a definition list   <select> Specifies a selectable list  
<dt> Specifies a definition term   <small> Specifies small text  
<em> Specifies emphasized text   <source> Specifies media resources NEW
<embed> Specifies external application or
interactive content
NEW <span> Specifies a section
in a document
 
<eventsource> Specifies a target for events
sent by a server
NEW <strong> Specifies strong text  
<fieldset> Specifies a fieldset   <style> Specifies a style definition  
<figcaption> Specifies caption for the
figure element.
NEW <sub> Specifies subscripted text  
<figure> Specifies a group of media
content, and their caption
NEW <summary> Specifies a summary / caption
for the <details> element
NEW
<footer> Specifies a footer for a
section or page
NEW <sup> Specifies superscripted text  
<form> Specifies a form   <table> Specifies a table  
<h1> Specifies a heading level 1   <tbody> Specifies a table body  
<h2> Specifies a heading level 2   <td> Specifies a table cell  
<h3> Specifies a heading level 3   <textarea> Specifies a text area  
<h4> Specifies a heading level 4   <tfoot> Specifies a table footer  
<h5> Specifies a heading level 5   <th> Specifies a table header  
<h6> Specifies a heading level 6   <thead> Specifies a table header  
<head> Specifies information about
the document
  <time> Specifies a date/time NEW
<header> Specifies a group of introductory
or navigational aids,
including hgroup elements
NEW <title> Specifies the document title  
<hgroup> Specifies a header
for a section or page
NEW <tr> Specifies a table row  
<hr> Specifies a horizontal rule   <track> Specifies a text track for
media such as video and audio
NEW
<html> Specifies an html document   <u> Specifies text with a
non-textual annotation.
 
<i> Specifies italic text   <ul> Specifies an unordered list  
<iframe> Specifies an inline
sub window (frame)
  <var> Specifies a variable  
<img> Specifies an image   <video> Specifies a video NEW
      <wbr> Specifies a line break
opportunity for very
long words and strings of
text with no spaces.
NEW

 

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