HTML5 is the 5th revision of the HTML language created in 1990 for structuring and presenting content on the Internet, and an attempt to improve support for modern multimedia elements.

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Why isn't HTML/CSS/HTML5 considered a programming language? [duplicate]

I was just curious as to why programmers don't consider Web development as programming.. I know C and C++, Python etc. are tones harder then what I do (HTML etc.) but why do programmers laugh at it? ...
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Architecture for editing HTML5 application layout on runtime [closed]

Is it possible to let an end user design an application on runtime for existing Single page application created by HTML5 and JS and change layout on rutime? the goal is to give an end user the ability ...
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Should I mark what blocks mean in data-* attributes?

I was writing a webpage today with a comment after the start of every major section. Instead of using a comment, which comes with the bulgy <!-- --> syntax, could I instead put this in a data-* ...
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How does contenteditable work?

I recently came across an article where if you enter data:text/html,%20<html contenteditable> into the address bar of a browser that supports HTML5, you can type in the window. I managed to ...
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What is meant by an HTML5 application? [closed]

Since HTML5 is still only a markup language, what is meant when people say "HTML5 application"? Please explain.
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Old Browsers and Polyfills

Polyfilling, when is it too much? I've summed up this question into one sentance. Is it practical to polyfill all of the IE8 deficiencies with one solid javascript file, as in, would there be any ...
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Should the check correctness of a time constrained puzzle game application be done on the server side?

I am working on an application where a user has to complete a puzzle and check within a given time limit. This is an HTML5 based game, I can't keep the solution on the client side. but I also want ...
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Range searching with WebGL

Is it possible to use somehow WebGL to fasten up 1d range searching? I need to find overlapping date intervals, and I thought that 3d games usually have a very similar problem by rendering frames... ...
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Suggested setup for angularJS development in Visual Studio 2013 [closed]

I am starting with AngularJS. The back end will be Web API (which is new to me as well) and I'd like to use just one IDE, so I'm trying to figure out how to setup a project in Visual Studio 2013 for ...
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Javascript MVC application design (canvas)

I'm having difficulty grasping how to structure/architect a canvas application using an MVC like approach in Javascript. UI will be fairly fluid and animated, the games fairly simplistic but with ...
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Should we use any JS framework which makes HTML as scripting language [closed]

After studying HTML 5, I learnt that HTML is purely for defining semantics of data. And it has provided various tag for each purpose. Although we can create our own tags, can provide styling and it ...
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Why do we have to use divs?

This morning, as I was writing some html and haml, it occurred to me that the way divs are used is ridiculous. Why are divs not implied? Imagine if this: <div class="hero-img"> <img ...
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Why isn't there an html tag “field”?

There is a <fieldset> tag for a set of fields. Why isn't there a hierarchical child for fieldsets? <form> <fieldset> <legend>Thin Sandwich Options</legend> ...
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Is my application secure enough

first of all, I don't have any code to display in my question here, because I'm still designing the application structure, so i only got design developed. I'm building a phone application that I'm ...
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Are Calls to a WCF Service via JSONP Secure?

I am looking at developing a complete HTML5/JS mobile app that can be deployed to Android, iOS and Windows platforms. I am using DevExtreme tools to help me do that. I already have a WCF service that ...
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How to integrate and Program Avatar customization in HTML(5)? [closed]

I am making a Game in HTML5. In one part of it, I want the users to be able to customize the avatar they get by default. For sample, let me share a screenshot from Zombie Lane on Facebook (now this ...
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HTML markup vs programmatic JS

I've been thinking about the consequences of using programmatic JavaScript components versus HTML markup. For example I looked into the Enyo Framework, which has its power in composition. One can ...
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Load all templates at startup?

I am developing a jQuery mobile app. In this app, i often use Mustache.js templates in separate html files. Actually, every template is needed by the user, but my app loads a template (via GET method) ...
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Layering buttons when a number needs to be pressed more than once during an equation?

I am very new to HTML5 (and web coding in general), and I am trying to create an interactive calculator. I will try to explain this as clearly as I can. The basic idea is that the user will use ...
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Is possible to create and download a video file via JavaScript, only on the client side?

Is possible to create and download a video file only on the client side? Suppose that we have an animated canvas like in this JSFIDDLE. Please see this snippet: ... var stop = false; ...
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Switching between mobile webapp version using Ionic Framework and Desktop web app version?

I own a web application that make use of Twitter Bootstrap 3. This eases the design of the mobile version since it brings some responsive features. However, I would like a really native-mobile aspect ...
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Transport information screens

I need to create an information service on trains to deliver live information. I am looking for some ways to go about this. There are already existing LCD monitors in many of the train wagons. They ...
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Fantasy: One Language/Standard supported by all devices? [closed]

No introduction or description needed. We all know how troublesome it is make different codes and test codes in different platforms and browsers such as IE, Firefox, Chrome, Android 2.3 onwards, iOS, ...
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Under what scenarios will an App's localStorage get cleared?

I am developing an Hybrid android app using HTML5 which will work completely offline. Today morning when I opened the app, I saw that all the data stored in localStorage was cleared. Under what ...
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Why are <section>, <header> and <footer> tags not used much when I see sites that are in HTML 5? [closed]

I've noticed that even when a websites front end is coded in HTML 5 as evidenced by the <!DOCTYPE html>, people rarely seem to use the new HTML 5 <section>, <header> and ...
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Can IndexedDB be used in offline hybrid android apps?

Can IndexedDB be used in offline hybrid android apps? I have tried the [example presented in this post,1 while it is working in my laptopn on Google Chrome, it is not working inside the WebView in my ...
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Why is Web SQL database deprecated?

I am making a hybrid Android app. At first I decided to use localStorage, after spending 2 days, I realized that it is very strange and so dropped it. Then, I picked up indexedDB, after spending ...
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How is localStorage different from indexedDB?

localStorage and indexedDB are used for offline storage of data in HTML5. What are their key differences and which one is preferable in what situations?
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How to approach multiple page form with just one save option

The screen shot shows the magento product upload page. The left nav allows you to switch to different options for the product. Basically each option in the left nav appears as a different page. ...
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Why is Internet Explorer the only browser to be referred to by version when talking about compatibility?

Whenever I read something or hear someone talking about HTML5, CSS and JavaScript support, they always refer to Internet Explorer with the version number such as Internet Explorer 6, and Internet ...
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Which one is better offline method for large scale application

We've a big data management website used by several property. Some of our customers have downtime (they can't access net for an hour or two). We want our site to support offline data viewing and ...
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Best Way to Handle dynamic infograph with javascript?

I've currently been assigned a project to create the following with javascript, you can view the final product here: ...
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What is the correct implementation of <meta> element in HTML5?

I've been watching a video to learn HTML. I know about HTML but I just wanted to refresh my knowledge. The author declared that he is using HTML5 because the doctype was: <!doctype html> but ...
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Modern web application development! Is flash and silverlight still relevant?

When building an application one considers the appropriate technology of choice for best long term impact and scalability. If building a media streaming application for mobile and desktop should one ...
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can I use XML for AJAX in a website created using HTML5

I am new to web programming and just started learning XML and AJAX. I am creating a social gaming website for my college project. I am confused at the point of using XML for AJAX in HTML5. As XHTML is ...
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Design decision - why generate <p> without </p>?

tl;dr Some widely used programs, which generate html, will only generate opening paragraph tags, and not closing ones, assuming that the browser will properly close paragraphs. On the face of it, it ...
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Making a decentralized system utilizing JavaScript/HTML5?

I am interested in decentralized systems, and am currently considering building one myself. I am considering using JavaScript and HTML5, simply because it makes it very easy to use the system (they ...
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Web programming most effort? [closed]

To create a website I create Psd Files for the design (Phase 1) I Convert these Psd's to html/css static webpages (Phase 2) I add some javascript to these webpages (Phase 3) I start the IDE "visual ...
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When making responsive design how many versions of account for? [closed]

I am learning how to make responsive layouts for sites and web applications. It's said we need to use media queries to find out the width(resolution) and then select the layout(wireframe) for that ...
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How would I go about having an editable file to transform an object on a webpage?

I have some code that creates objects on a webpage by using draw on HTML5 canvas. In my aspx file I have functions like: function drawLine(x, y, w, h, width) { var canvas = ...
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Display error message with jQuery without reloading page

I created login form. When user clicks on login button this form shows up with some fade effect (jQuery). What I want to do is to display error message in this form when user inputs invalid data. ...
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Looking to create a custom, graphical editor for a data model using HTML5 and SVG

I need to create a graphical editor for our data model that works in an HTML5 compliant browser. I am looking for a proper library/framework to build on. The model is stored as xml, but that should be ...
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What's the difference between “Add to home screen” safari HTML5 webapp vs HTML5 webapp wrapped in UIWebView?

Someone asked me this. The answer he gave was HTML5 in UIWebView can cache the app data so it can run offline. I thought the same thing can be achieved using safari add to home screen, no?
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HTML + CSS or HTML5 + CSS3 or HTML5 + jQuery [closed]

I want to be a good UI Developer. I'm confused whether I should learn (I need some serious suggestions): 1) HTML + CSS + JavaScript or HTML5 + CSS3 + JavaScript or HTML5 + CSS3 + jQuery 2) Is it ...
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HTML Canvas: Should my app x, y values be global?

I have a large file of functions. Each of these functions is responsible for drawing a particular part of the application. My app has x and y parameters that I use in the setup function to move the ...
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How to Implement Complex Form Data?

I'm supposed to implement a relatively complex form that looks like follows, but has at least four more pages requiring the user to fill in all necessary information for the tracks: This data will ...
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What stops HTML5 and JS apps to perform as good as native apps?

From what I understand, HTML is a mark-up language, so is the content of XAML, XIB and whatever Android uses and other native UI development frameworks. JavaScript is a programming language used ...
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What are considered the definitive references for bootstrapping one's client-side expertise? [closed]

I'm a server-side junkie, and by that I mean I spend time writing code that's not visible to anyone. I'm interested in rounding out my skillset and becoming more self-sufficient with writing ...
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Is the Javascript bet a loser or a winner one? [closed]

Recently I had the the sensation that the world is trying to port every existing application in HTML5. The proliferation of Javascript API meant to cover almost every programmer's need is the tangible ...
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Why does a contenteditable div not behave like an input element?

The motivation for the content editable div would be to allow user input inside a normal div element. Why does it then behave so differently to input element? Mainly I am referring to the addition of ...