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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What Technology can Render Medium Scale 3d Environments in a Web-Browser [closed]

I intend to make a web application that displays 3d environments that can be navigated by dragging(with a finger or mouse depending on the platform). The web app will render 3d environments of ...
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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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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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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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What's the best way to use requestAnimationFrame and fixed frame rates

I recently got into using the HTML5-requestAnimationFrame-API a lot on animation-heavy websites, especially after seeing the Jank Busters talk. This seems to work pretty well and really improve ...
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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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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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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 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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Repetitive Drawing in Javascript & Canvas

Creating an HTML5 page using canvas and javascript to draw a set number of musical staves on the page, spaced a pre-determined amount in between. What I have is re-drawn on top of the canvas 10 ...
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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 ...
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Power of HTML5? [duplicate]

HTML5 is becoming more and more popular everyday. Many great online applications are now being created and described as pure HTML5 apps. (Like Muro) But I don't understand what is exactly so cool ...
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Creating a text input simplifaction tool

I have been working on a project for several months now to write a web-based tool that will help me at work. I work at a call center and the CRM software that is used is wretched, we basically have to ...
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Rush to client-side in web development

In the past few months, I recognized a big excitement about client-side scripting in web development. But while server-side technologies are mature, stable and well accepted by backend-developers, ...
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Do I need to go back and learn HTML 5 and CSS 3? [closed]

I have been working on learning as much as I can before starting college to change my career, and I noticed on the w3schools site that there is now html and html 5, css and css 3. Do I need to go back ...
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Client = Html5 + CSS3 + JS + Jquery. Server =?

I want to build most of my functionality on the client. However I'm not quite sure which server-side web development framework can provide me with a nice REST endpoint to handle resources, business ...
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Is there an alternative to HTML Web Sockets, now that Firefox 4 has disabled them?

I've been checking out some of the latest multiplayer engines in HTML all supporting multi-user games (Very nice) - I believe all these engines use Web Sockets for communication. That’s why we’ve ...
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Better performance on web with big PNGs [closed]

I'm currently developing a web that is all made from images (an HTML version of a Flash web). The client provided me with a big PSD which I had to export each layer as a PNG to keep transparencies. ...
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HTML5 video sprites

I'm currently working on a project where there is a requirement to dynamically composite multiple synchronised video sources onto a single canvas. The initial prototype I put together loaded the video ...
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Are RIA plugins a thing of the past?

In the not-so-distant past our department was touting Silverlight as the de facto standard for corporate intranet applications. A robust framework that allowed us to implement SOA while leveraging our ...
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How to make .exe file from html5 css application? [closed]

I would like to make windows desktop application using HTML5, JavaScript and CSS. I am trying tidesdk XULRunner appjs I read the documentations of these technologies. But I didn't see how to ...
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how to move Silverlight app to Html5 [closed]

I have been working with Silverlight 5 application for a while. I liked this technology and I was captivated to the point to get certified in Silverligt development. However, Html5 gained momentum ...
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Any resources or books to build VNC client [closed]

I am very interested in network programming and I want to build a VNC client for fun and for learning purposes. I have been Googling for resources about VNC client and server, but most of time, ...
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Does the lack of states on HTTP make the protocol unfit for modern applications? [closed]

I changed from PHP to ASP.NET, now I’m working with webforms in a somewhat large company. I given some though and research to back my impressions on ASP.NET webforms and I came to the conclusion that ...
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Is HTML5 usable for syncing data between devices?

I work for an insurance company. They have a contact database that gets pushed to the field agents by Lotus Notes. We're trying to move away from Lotus Notes, but we first have to remove our ...
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Advantages and disadvantages to using XAML/C# or HTML5/JavaScipt for Metro apps? [closed]

I was just wondering if there are any major advantages or disadvantages to using either XAML/C# or HTML5/JavaScript for Metro Apps.
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What is meant by sandboxing?

Sanboxing is listed as one of the many security features in html5 specification . Can someone explain what is meant by sandboxing? Does it relate to HTML only or to JavaScript also?
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What is meant by namespaced content and what advantages does it have?

I was reading this blog by James Bennett regarding HTML vs XHTML . He writes : I don’t have any need for namespaced content; I’m not displaying any complex mathematical notation here and don’t ...
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I seem to be missing a few important concepts with PhoneGap

I'm planning on developing an app on multiple platforms and I'm thinking that PhoneGap might be perfect for me. I had been reading that it's one codebase for all platforms but looking at the PhoneGap ...
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Why is semantic markup given more weight for search engines?

This question follows directly from the part of an answer of this question - Why would one bother marking up properly and semantically? . I would like to understand why SEO techniques gives more ...
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Why does it take so long to finalize the HTML 5 spec? [closed]

I was reading this and one sentence caught my eye (emphasis mine): So Ian Hickson, XHTML’s biggest critic, fathered HTML 5, an action-oriented toddler specification that won’t reach adulthood ...
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HTML5 and gaming practices [closed]

I am trying to build an app with HTML5. Is there a certain syntax to follow when making objects for games? Anyone tried that and what are good practices to follow?
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Password Validation using regular expressions in html 5 [closed]

this question may sound stupid, but no one has ever taught me this. I have an HTML input for a password field, and you can only log on with one specific password with JS. Could someone please give me ...
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Is there any way to remove this redundancy?

I currently have the following HTML code <time datetime="2012-08-23"> 23. August 2012 </time> I have that because I felt the "23. August 2012" format was easier for website ...
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Is validating HTML a thing of the past? [duplicate]

With us moving continually closer to HTML5 in terms of adoption, is writing HTML for validity something the web is rejecting, allowing us to straddle standards as the web continues to be in a ...